Mark Hopkins

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The Best Gift You Bring to Worship Leading

<i>Part 4 of the series: Building Strong Worship Leaders</i><p>Years ago, I served under a Senior Pastor who often told our staff that the most important gift …

How to Create a Culture In Your Church

To create a culture in your church, business or nonprofit organization, you must be clear about two things: your vision and mission.<p>Vision is a …

All Religion is Brainwashing

This blog contains (Jesus loves you) a hidden message.<p>One of the major assaults on Christianity from the heated world of the internet is that, along …

The Demolition Squad in 2014

Back in October of 2012 a meeting was held in The Hub to talk about how CVM could equip and resource men across the country and further afield with …

4 Keys for Developing a Vibrant Church Life Filled with Multiplying Leaders

Churches should be run by teams of volunteers—those committed to work together for the cause of Christ, serving one another and the world, because …

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5 Essential Tools for Every Productive Pastor

As pastors, there’s always a lot on our plate. We change hats and capes constantly. I’ve found that being skilled and gifted is not enough, it’s also …

7 Reasons Why Church Worship Centers Will Get Smaller

A seismic shift is taking place in American church facilities, a shift that will become even more noticeable in the years to come. Church worship …

Want Better Worship Services? Build Better Worshipers

<b>Part 1 of the series: Building Strong Worshipers</b><p>Worship services are made up of people. I know that’s not news; it’s obvious. Yet, how often do we …

5 reasons why the discipleship deficit matters

Discipleship is an in vogue topic of conversation in a lot of the books and blogs I read.<p>photo from kennymatic via flckr<p>“The church in the West has …