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Dr. Bob Whitesel – bobwhitesel.com

Dr. Whitesel is founding professor of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and current Professor of Missional Leadership. He is an accomplished speaker, author, and church consultant. Fuller Theological Seminary has awarded him the Donald McGavran “Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth” award. He is married to his college sweetheart Rebecca, father to four daughters and grandfather of four.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

Things You Need to Know:

Free E-Book from Matthew Deprez! Join Generations – joingenerations.com

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Mark Batterson, pastor at National Community Church and future guest on the show (November 5th, 2013), released his new book, All In.

The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go ‘all in,’ a term that simply means placing all that you have into God’s hands.

The 40 Day Bible

40daybible.com – This spring, The Wesleyan Church is planning a denomination-wide Community Bible Experience. Tens of thousands of people will read the entire New Testament together during the Lenten season leading up to Easter. Churches piloting the campaign have already reported gains in growth, discipleship and stewardship.

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Interview with Dr. Whitesel

815jto90y2L._SL1500_The Healthy Church – Can an ordinary church become an uncommonly healthy church?
Absolutely. But it won’t happen automatically. Many average, ordinary churches allow their health to deteriorate to the point that they no longer have the heart to grow strong again. How do some churches fend off this heart deterioration to become uncommonly healthy churches?
Professor and church growth consultant Bob Whitesel set out to answer just that question: How can a church strengthen its heart, and what are healthy churches doing differently to remain vibrant, flexible, and healthy as their culture and community changes around them? After two years of research with churches that have not only survived but thrived, The Healthy Church is Dr. Whitesel’s answer to that question.
In addition to practical, biblical teaching based on the latest research, Whitesel offers seven exercises to help strengthen your church’s heart. Questions for personal or group study are also included.
Let God give your church a new heart and a fresh start!

They Said It

If you thought the tablet growth spurt might be fading you should think again. The latest numbers from Gartner show tablet sales skyrocketing an estimated 53.4 percent this year to 184 million units from 120 million units in 2012. And the woebegone desktop category continues to struggle — exhibiting an 8.4 percent decline year over year to 303 million units shipped from 341 million for last year.

Tech writer Barb Darrow who goes on to say, “The market across all devices is driven by a shift to lower cost devices, according to Gartner.”

SOURCE: Gigaom

Megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll claims that his books were confiscated at the Strange Fire conference put on by another megachurch pastor, John MacArthur.

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religious News Service national correspondence reporting on an incident that is receiving national attention.

SOURCE: RNS News

Coming Up

October 29, 2013 Evan Money Word of Art

November 5, 2013 Mark Batterson All In

November 12, 2013 Aaron Stewart Planning Center

November 19, 2013 Black Friday special!

November 26, 2013 Marie Cattle Nurse from Haiti

December 3, 2013 Tim Casey A Christmas Carol

December 17, 2013 Michael Cusick Surfing for God