How Do We Change A Broken System?

By |2020-06-12T12:55:59+00:00June 12th, 2020|Church Leadership, Dan O'Deens, Justice Is Redemption, Leadership|

How Do We Change A Broken System?  Repentance to Redemption to Relationship ‘A Look At The Life Of The Apostle Paul’ Dan O’Deens – Reflections on June 12, 2020 Well, it starts with me.  Search me O God, and know my heart, see if there be any wicked way in me.  Eugene Peterson says it [...]

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What The Corona Virus Is Teaching The Church

By |2020-05-25T12:47:07+00:00May 25th, 2020|Church, Church Leadership, Dan O'Deens, Discipleship, God, Leadership, Missions, purpose, Purpose Driven, Uncategorized|

BIBLICAL COMMUNITY and MISSION What The Corona Virus Is Teaching The Church Dan O’Deens  /  May 25, 2020 “Not Giving Up Meeting Together” - HEBREWS 10:25 (In Context) v.19  ‘brothers and sisters, we have confidence to enter the Most Holy place by the blood of Jesus’ When Jesus breathed his last and said it is [...]

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Growing Small

By |2019-03-22T16:17:19+00:00March 15th, 2019|Church, Church Leadership, Leadership|

Growing Small If you know me, I am a visionary architect with big dreams and strong work ethic.  He gave me an amazing wife and teammate.  GayO and DanO...Go and Do!  The Lord allowed us to start a ‘successful’ church, a ‘successful not for profit organization’ and a ‘successful’ model for equipping and unleashing the [...]

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Is The Church Doing What We Are Supposed To?

By |2019-01-03T15:24:32+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Church, Leadership, Partnership|

Setting Goals We’ve all done it before. We go into the new year with big hopes and dreams and with new goals, and then we fail to actually follow through and DO what we intended. The reason is simple. We forget and fail to pray and plan! Planning is critical. Prayer is essential! Those with [...]

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Building Up Your Ministry Teams with Gratitude

By |2018-11-28T16:44:50+00:00November 6th, 2018|Church, Leadership|

Did You Fill The Engine With Gratitude? Ministry cannot and should not happen without praise - it is supposed to be a form of worship in and of itself, an overflow of thanks and action in response to the love of Christ! So, if we are not praising…there may be a “check engine” light on [...]

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Leading Small Things

By |2018-11-06T14:26:15+00:00November 6th, 2018|Leadership, Leadership Development|

Courage To Lead Listening to Lisa Bevere speak, you will hear her talk about purpose - maybe you were placed here to do something that has never been done before. And that could mean addressing poverty in a brand new way that hasn’t been tried yet. But, it could also mean leading your uniquely placed [...]

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How Does CompassionCorp Benefit My Church?

By |2018-09-25T17:01:02+00:00September 18th, 2018|Discipleship, Leadership, Leadership Development|

Catchy Titles Trending Trendy titles and blogs pop up on social media for me saying things like “What Young Leaders Need to Know” and “Where To Find Tomorrow’s Church Planters”. Tweets on leaders being learners all over the likes and retweets of those that I follow and Catalyst conference continues to put out great content [...]

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Do I Need A Degree To Become A Pastor Or Missionary?

By |2018-09-13T19:03:02+00:00September 13th, 2018|Church Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Development|

I’m not called to be a pastor. I can’t plant a church. I’m not holy enough to be a missionary. I don’t have my degree. I didn’t go to school for that. I’m a nobody. I don’t have anything of value for anyone… Even if I did, they wouldn’t listen to me. I don’t have [...]

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What’s Your Dream for 2018?

By |2018-06-14T15:21:59+00:00January 4th, 2018|Leadership|

Dreamer... Your vision is obscured by fiercely falling snow and frozen breath. In your peripherals you detect movement. Pupils dilate. Muscles tighten. Adrenaline shivering up your spine. Hearts pumping. It's a prowling lion stalking its prey, you. What is your response? Are you fearfully running? Or, are you courageously chasing it down? This paints a [...]

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2018 #Goals: Love Our Family Well  

By |2018-01-02T16:11:26+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Leadership|

Who else is setting goals for 2018? No – not the ones for the gym! Those are great, but we’re talking about the ones with purpose and passion, the ones you aren’t backing down on and you’ve called your team in to tell about. One of our goals as we have looked on past seasons [...]

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