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The Church Growth Network, founded in 1987, provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches. Our firm is particularly well-versed in church analysis, strategic planning, staffing, breaking size barriers, coaching of church planters, and generational change issues.

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The Church Growth Network, founded in 1987, provides a wide range of professional consulting services for churches. Our firm is particularly well-versed in church analysis, strategic planning, staffing, breaking size barriers, coaching of church planters, and generational change issues.

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The One Thing

Gary McIntosh

Sitting at Barnes & Noble reading THE ONE THING by Gary Keller. Absolutely super book on obtaining extraordinary results. I've been practicing these principles for years. Read it and you'll be glad you did. More important, put it into practice. Then you'll really be glad you did.  

70+ Years of Television

Syndie Porter

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The first flickering images hit the airwaves on April 30, 1939. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a short speech declaring open the New York World’s Fair. It was the first public broadcast of an electronic medium called television.

The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) aired Roosevelt’s speech. Fewer than 100 sets of the new “picture radio,” had been sold. The screens ranged from five to 12 inches.

The Early Years

The first daily broadcast was from Radio City in Manhattan. The first portable back and white TV was introduced in 1956. The first battery-powered set in 1960. NBC became the first network to televise all programs in color in 1966. Here are few other interesting “firsts.”

• First televised sporting event – a college baseball game between Columbia and Princeton on May 17, 1939.

• First televised major league baseball game – the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers on August 26, 1939.

• First televised newscast – December 7, 1941 as the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) reported the events of Pearl Harbor.

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Speed of Change

Syndie Porter

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A recent joke tells of a college freshman stopping a young lady hurrying to class. “What’s the rush?” he asks. “I’ve got to get to class before the textbook goes out of date,” she replies. While this joke is overstated, we must admit change is taking place at a faster pace than in years past. What follows are a few examples of how change has occurred with greater and greater frequency.

  • New models of computers are often out of date within 120 days and discontinued within one year.
  • In 1971 the average American was targeted by at least 560 daily advertising messages. Today the number has changed to 3,000+ messages per day.
  • In the early 1990s it took 7.5 days to manufacture a computer which now only requires a few hours.
  • Since 1987 the number of fax machines in U.S. offices has increased +10,000,000.
  • Since 1983 the number of computers in U.S. offices has increased +25,000,000.
  • Since 1987 the number of registered e-mail addresses has changed +26,250,000 and increasing daily.

What are we going to do about it?

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