Manie Lombard

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Christian, Are You Growing in Wisdom and Maturity?

There’s a call on every Christian to grow and keep growing in wisdom and maturity. In this video I discuss the difference between the two and …

Samsung A8+ Expected To Be Launched In India On January 10

Long wait is over for Indian Samsung fans. Samsung A8+ will be launched on January 10.<p>Three days from now, Samsung lovers from India will have a …

The Money Series: It’s Not the ’80s Anymore! It’s Time to Talk About Church Giving

I know I’m giving my age away, but I’m a child of the ’80s. Those were my teen years. I met my wife, Emily, during those years. I graduated from high …

A 3-Step Foolproof Storytelling Formula For Telling Compelling Stories

In The Seven Basic Plots, the author, Christopher Booker, lays out a solid case explaining why there are only seven plots a story can follow. From …

Why Attending Church No Longer Makes Sense

The trend is practically universal: fewer people are attending church every year.You might have even asked the question yourself. <i>Why bother</i>?There are …

37 Copy-And-Paste Email Subject Lines For Churches

Sure, email may not be as exciting as a social media platform, but it’s more effective – especially when done well. To that end, I want to share with …

9 Ways to Raise Up Leaders in Your Church

The New Testament is filled with instruction on discipling believers generally. But now and then it also focuses on raising up church leaders in …

Why Every Pastor Doesn’t Need a Platform

A few years ago I started getting a particular question lobbed my way again and again. It’s usually, but not exclusively, from young leaders.The …

The Big Mistake I’m Seeing In 2017 With Church Communications

<b>A major film. Directed by one of Hollywood’s most applauded masterminds. Available entirely through streaming.</b>That means it is not available in your …

5 Simple Rules For Mastering Church Communications In Record Time (PCP155)

What’s In This Session?• We’re living through the biggest communication shift in the past 500 years. Every industry worldwide is experiencing upheaval; …

Follow-up Calls with Church Guests: What to Do and What Not to Do

Phone calls are an important connection point with church guests. Not all guests will give you their phone numbers. For those who do, here are some …

6 Indicators of Spiritual Growth – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Path (Part 1)

Imagine a car without a speedometer, a game without a scoreboard, or an educational track without a graduation. What’s missing in those scenarios is …

5 Questions for a Better Discipleship Path – Defining a Simple, Effective Discipleship Process (Part 2)

We’re continuing the conversation about the church’s #1 priority: <b>making disciples</b>. We’re trying to answer the questions:<b>What does spiritual progress</b> …

7 Reasons People Don't Meditate on God's Word

<i>This article is part of the ongoing series</i> <i>Meditating on God’s Word.</i><p><b>1. Pride will keep you from God’s Word</b><br>Many arrogantly go through a given day …

CNLP 066: Time Management and More Practical Tech Hacks With Geek Pastor, Wayne Cordova

Some leaders are tech geeks. Others are not.The good news is that GeekPastor.com’s Wayne Cordova, my guest on Episode 34, is back with his best …

Tongue-tied Worship Leaders

If there were two words I could delete from today’s worship leader vocabulary it would be “just” and “continue”.<p>Have you noticed there seems to be a …

Top 10 Books on Preaching

<i>April 16, 2014 David Murray</i> <i>16 comments</i><p>As I’m often asked for book recommendations on various subjects, I decided to put together an online list of my …

30 Things People Want From Church Services

In the August 19th edition of USA Today, Fandango.com managing editor Erik Davis was quoted as saying, “(For summer movies) the trailers are about …

5 Tips For Leading Worship Well

<i>by Yancy Richmond</i>The subject of worship is both simple and complex. I’ve spent the better part of my life studying and being a part of leading …

10 Ways to Evaluate Your Public Speaking

Evaluation stinks. Better said, we think it does. Taking intentional steps to evaluate our public speaking scares the life out of many of us.<p>I’ll …

The Three Power-People You Need on Your Team

The enemy of success is isolation. The higher you go the easier isolation becomes, but, it’s a devastating problem at all levels of …

It’s Easy To Use Church Websites To Go “Fishing For Men”

It’s easy to use church websites for outreach. But, one of the biggest mistakes I see small churches make with their websites is believing “if we …

Pursuing Lyrical and Musical Flow

What’s one thing that can make or break your effectiveness in worship leading?Flow.Good storytellers, movie directors, public speakers, and writers …

Perfect Next Steps Page for your Church Website

Have you identified the four different types of church website visitors?<p>Does your church website help guide these visitors with the right calls to …

UX Design

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

6 Keys to Breaking the 200, 400 and 800 Attendance Barriers

While there’s a lot of ‘sensitivity’ around the subject of large churches v. smaller churches, the reality is many church leaders I know sincerely …

4 Mixing FAQs for New Church Sound Techs

New church techs ask four typical mixing questions and today I’m detailing my responses. Three of the questions aren’t so much technical as they are …

10 Steps for Interracial Relationships that Advance the Gospel

A few years ago I went to The Gospel Coalition colloquium with a broken heart. I had spent nearly a decade pursuing racial reconciliation in Augusta, …

Evangelical Christianity

10 Productivity Tips Every Leader Needs

Leadership is about people. But doesn’t it seem like most of our time is spent with emails, tasks, and minutia?No matter what we lead, who we’re …