1. Growth Points 49: Five Steps toward Great Victory in Ministry

    April 1, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Leading in ministry in any way—whether it be teaching a Sunday school class, leading a bus route, serving in missions, or pastoring—has many challenges, There are always ups and downs along the journey.

    But through it all—excitement, trials, or testing—God can give great spiritual victories. In fact, He did this for our church this Sunday as our church family gave with hearts of faith in a great way towards a new building on our campus.

    In this Growth Points video—recorded the day before our special offering—I share five steps that contribute toward great victories in ministry:


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  2. Growth Points 47: Leadership that Moves Forward

    January 13, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    I see two prevalent types of leadership styles among growing leaders—causative leadership and reactionary leadership. And there are definite differences between the two.

    A causative leader is one who moves from scriptural principle and Holy Spirit direction forward.

    A reactionary leader is one who moves from circumstances, situations, and personalities sideways.

    In this Growth Point’s video, I share a three-point contrast of causative vs. reactionary leadership. I pray you’ll use it to analyze your heart and leadership.


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  3. Growth Points 46: Better before Bigger

    January 8, 2014 by Paul Chappell

    Before God gives growth, we must remove the obstacles to growth. We see this principle clearly in the Titus 1:5: “…that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting….”

    On our annual vision night at Lancaster Baptist Church last Sunday, I shared with our church family seven critical space needs and seven steps for meeting these needs. I mentioned that our leadership team had taken some time to step back and prayerfully assess the needs and solutions.

    In the Growth Points video below, I describe the process we went through to assess these needs. I actually recorded this right after the retreat although I didn’t post it to this blog immediately.

    If you lead in any type of ministry, I believe that the five steps outlined in this video will help you discern your most pressing obstacles to growth and how you can become better before growing bigger.


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  4. Growth Points 45: The Seed of Hope

    December 24, 2013 by Paul Chappell

    Isn’t it amazing how the news of Jesus, which brings such peace and joy to our hearts, is increasingly troubling to the world in which we minister? This has been the case since the very first Christmas when Herod “and all Jerusalem with him” were troubled at the news of Christ’s arrival.

    In this growth points video, I’d like to remind you that when the seed of hope is planted into the hearts of troubled men, great things spring up for the glory of God.


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  5. Growth Points 44: Pressing into the New Year with Godly Passion, part 2

    December 9, 2013 by Paul Chappell

    There is no shortage of passionless leaders. It’s the default mode into which we naturally slip if we don’t intentionally press forward for Christ.

    In the previous Growth Points video, I listed four ways to stir your passion for the Lord. In this week’s video, I finish the list with five more ways to be a passionate leader:


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