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Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox is lead pastor of Grace Hills Church, a new church plant in northwest Arkansas. He also serves as Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors.com and Rick Warren's Pastor's Toolbox and was formerly a pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In his spare time, he offers consultation to church leaders about communication, branding and social media. He and his wife Angie live with their two awesome kids in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Read The Problem with Both Talent and Charisma by Brandon Cox
Talent and charisma arenít bad. Theyíre good. Theyíre gifts to be stewarded. Read full article
 
Read We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World by Brandon Cox

We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 8/8/2016
There is still plenty of racial tension remaining, fifty years after the signing of the Acts designed to put an end to it in America. As a matter of fact, ethnic tension exists almost universally around our planet. Itís not exclusively an American problem. Read full article
 
Read At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR by Brandon Cox

At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 7/14/2016
The church has often, intentionally or not, been branded as a community of people who are angry and therefore are against everything not church-y. This is especially true when we so vocally voice our protests and gang up to boycott every business that doesnít look conservative-Christian-friendly enough. Read full article
 
Read Letís Keep Reaching Consumers. Aka, Lost Sheep. by Brandon Cox
ďThe American church is so consumeristic!Ē Itís a common line uttered by the religiously fed-up, and of course, thereís a lot of truth in it. Some churches in America do tend to cater to the consumeristic mentality of our culture. But I think, on the whole, most churches donít, and thatís actually part of the problem. Read full article
 
Read YOU Can Make a Difference as WE Make a Difference Together by Brandon Cox
Two thousand years ago, Jesus gathered some ordinary misfits into a little community called the church. He trained them as his disciples, died for their sins, rose again and breathed life into them by sending his Holy Spirit. Read full article
 
Read  Itís Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You by Brandon Cox

Itís Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 5/25/2016
Tags: Amen
Your church is in desperate need of a vision that is informed by Godís Word, inspired by Godís Spirit, and applied passionately and broken-heartedly to your local context. Read full article
 
Read The Power of Choosing to Be a Touchable Leader by Brandon Cox

The Power of Choosing to Be a Touchable Leader

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 5/7/2016
I love people, but I need to let them know it. So it requires intentional effort to communicate that Iím touchable and approachable, that I care enough to listen and that Iím a safe place for people. Read full article
 
Read 5 Thoughts about Spending Your Leadership Equity Wisely by Brandon Cox
When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position. Every decision you make, and every risk you lead your organization to take will require an investment of some of your leadership equity (the trust people place in you). Read full article
 
Read What To Do When You Bombed Sunday's Sermon by Brandon Cox

What To Do When You Bombed Sunday's Sermon

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 3/31/2016
Itís not hard to get up and say something inspirational. It is hard to get up and rightly divide Godís Word, build a bridge from an ancient culture to our own, and then to call people to an appropriate response to Godís revealed truth consistently week after week. Read full article
 
Read The Difference Between Mediocrity & Excellence by Brandon Cox

The Difference Between Mediocrity & Excellence

Brandon Cox 41 Articles
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Date Published: 2/2/2016
People who do things well have usually spent a lot of time doing those things poorly, learning, and improving. It takes years. Read full article