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November’s Top 5 Posts on Helping Churches Make Vision Real

Thank you! You made these the most popular posts on “Helping Churches Make Vision Real,” during the month of November!

#1 5 Reasons we Started from Scratch with our Website

At Sun Valley we recently just completed a ground up redesign and launch of our website. Here are 5 reasons why we did, and you might want to as well.

#2 Measure What Matters

As churches are in the middle of evaluating 2012 and planning for 2013 there are a 4 critical principles about measurement that we need to keep in mind.

#3 Join me at Ignite 2013

Ignite 2013 is right around the corner and early bird pricing ends in just a month! Ignite is intentionally designed for Church Planters, Planting Teams and Pastors who want to explore planting daughter churches or launching multi-site congregations.

#4 Soul Care and the Leader

We’ve all heard the statistics. And what the statistics are telling us is that beneath the surface of appearances, a majority of pastors are hurting and discouraged. Do a quick Google search on “pastor burnout” and you’ll easily find the following statistics and more! But are we supposed to do about it?

#5 The Blame Game

Catch my interview with Rick Calcutt about his new book “The Blame Game.” It’s a great resource for developing a clear creative process at your church!

Posted in Leadership


ignite 2012

Ignite 2012 is only 4 weeks away. Church planters, prospective planters and planting teams will have opportunities to learn best practices from nationally recognized church planting leaders.

I’ll be involved in an Executive Pastor’s Round Table Conversation with Sam Crabtree who serves as the Executive Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church and Randy Deal who serves as the Executive Pastor at Rock Point Church I’ll also be teaching a break out called, “Recruiting, Hiring, and Leading a Team that Makes Vision Real.” Stop by and see me!


$119 per person or $99 per person for groups of 3 or more

Dates & Location:

March 13-15 at Cornerstone Church in Phoenix, AZ

Register now and enter to win a free iPad here

Don’t miss these incredible leaders and speakers!


Jud Wilhite

Author, speaker and senior pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas.



Darrin Patrick

Founded The Journey in 2002 in the urban core of St. Louis, Missouri. The Journey has four campuses and has released seven church plants. Darrin is Vice President of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and serves as a leader in Exponential.


Matt Hammett

Lead pastor of Flood Church in San Diego, California.



Bob Merritt

Lead pastor of Eagle Brook Church. A large multi-site church located in Minnesota.




Posted in Leadership, Staffing