Are You Excited As We Are?

We are so excited about all that is going on at ServeCoach we are nearly splitting into twins around here!

Great things are in the making with all that we are up to. By now you have hopefully had a chance to look around the site a bit and have become familiar with what we have designed for you. We are adding new aspects and features to the site each week as you can see.

For example, we just activated the Messages aspect to the site. You can now listen in on a number of the outward focused messages that have found their way into the galleys of our site. There you can study what messages given on a weekly basis can sound like when a leader is steering his church in an outward direction. I agree with Rick Warren when he says the commentaries of today are the weekend messages of other pastors. There is nothing like a rousing message given by a pastor in a live setting – you can hear how it “preached” – how it was received in a live setting with real live response not too long ago with a crowd that is not too different than yours.

If you are curious about the monthly Interviews With An Expert, we just posted the schedule for the next 3 months of interviews that I will be doing. I have to tell you, I cannot wait to talk to these leaders in ministry! I know that I will gain new insights and ideas when I talk with them, and I hope that you do as well when you watch the interviews.

We have also added our Weekly Tips section.  I recommend you share this feature to friends and associates you are connected with in ministry by encouraging them to sign up for the tips at the home page of ServeCoach. These tips are helpful at various levels in ministry and life in general. You will find them to be little “gifts” you might like to impart to those around you as you move forward in life and ministry at the speed of life.

We will be connecting the dots on these features and many others that are coming online with ServeCoach in the not too distant future.

I hope you are enjoying the life-giving nature of this as much as I am enjoying seeing the life of God flow through to you and others on the receiving end of things! God is on the move as people are outflowing the life of God.

Keep Walking in the Outflow!

Steve Sjogren
Lead Coach

You’ve got a second chance…

Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM Eastern time, we
launched… and things just
went nuts.

We had people signing up so fast that I thought
our Internet connection was going to melt.

Which means we sold out our first 50 memberships WAY
faster than I thought we would. That also means
that the special bonus for the first 50 people to
sign up for is now long gone. My apologies if you
missed out… I know some folks had unavoidable
conflicts and couldn’t be waiting at their
computer when we went live.

HOWEVER, I have some good news for you. We did
some brainstorming this morning, and we came up
with an idea. This is the deal – the special
one-on-one coaching call is sold out… but if you sign up for
a membership by Tuesday, May 12th at
11:59 PM, you will get access to a 1 hour coaching webcast
(20 person maximum), where you can still get your
questions answered. We will schedule as many of these
webcasts as needed for those who sign up by Tuesday at
11:59 PM.

I know this isn’t quite the same thing as a one-on-one call…
but you will still get a bit more intimacy than the regular Q&A
webcast provides, which will be open to every member
of towards the end of every month.

But remember, to get this bonus you have to act by
Tuesday, May 12th at 11:59 PM.

To get more details, go here:

Keep walking in the outflow!

Steve Registration Is Open! is live and open for registration!

Head over to to try and snag one of those Fast-Mover Bonuses!

See you there!


Webcast Reminder

This is a REMINDER about the webcast… don’t miss it today.

At 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific, head over to I’m going to be covering some important last-minute details about If you have any questions, leave a comment on this post and I’ll try to answer them live.

I’ll talk to you then!


P.S. – If you have not watched the video overview of what offers, take 8 minutes to watch it now: Video Overview

ServeCoach Video Walkthrough + Launch Updates

We just posted over at a video walkthrough of the new website that is going LIVE tomorrow, May 6th! This 8 minute video will show you exactly what you get with a membership. Head over there right now and watch this video:

LAUNCH UPDATE goes LIVE tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. I’ll be sitting down with Lance Ford, from, to answer several last-minute questions and explain some important aspects of this training. Make sure you’re on this webcast with me tomorrow at 3PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific! The webcast will be live at Immediately following the webcast, will go live.


Fast Mover Bonus #1 – First 50 Only

Ok, this is a biggie…

For the first 50 people who join, I will schedule a one-on-one strategy session where we can discuss your ideas and how you should proceed.

And if you don’t think we can get much accomplished in 30-minutes, think again!

Prior to our first call, you’ll fill out an information sheet where you’ll give me all the details about your ministry. (NOTE: You’ll find the mere act of filling out this info sheet to be valuable all by itself.) This way I’ll be able to prepare for our call ahead of time and fully maximize the time that we have.

Value: Priceless

Fast Mover Bonus #2 – First 500 Only

When we were cleaning out the vault we found my original presentation on servant evangelism on the church satellite network. Though the clothes and hairstyles of the audience will have you laughing, the content has never been needed more. It’s just as appropriate for you doing ministry in 2009, as it was fifteen years ago in 1994.

This 3 hour training seminar has been broken down into 6 lessons and includes PDF notes for you to download, print out, and fill out as you watch the videos.

Value: $99

OK, now you know about the bonuses being offered, so make sure you’re ready for the launch tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific!


P.S. – We have a large number of people on our list, visiting the blog, and leaving comments. All of this has come without much “publicity” – this is all from our own internal list.

I have no way of knowing how many people will register for, but I DO know that the first bonus will go very fast.

So if you want to grab one of those spots, then be ready tomorrow when we open.

44 Hours and Counting…

We are less than 2 days away from the launch of – so if you want to join me in this powerful, outward-focused coaching venture… then you MUST do two things:

1) Visit Wednesday at 3 PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific for the LIVE broadcast that I will be doing with Lance Ford from I will be sharing more about and what it entails, as well as answering a few last-minute questions before we go LIVE at 4 PM. If you are interested in, then I highly recommend you bookmark the site, put the date and time in your calendar, and join us at 3 PM.

2) Sign up for the email update list, because I am going to send something you DEFINITELY are going to want to see. It’s also going to include bonus updates and launch information that’s important.

That’s all for now… keep walking in the outflow!


The Mike Slaughter Interview

***Thanks to Tim in Berea, OH who sent over an ultra-optimized video file that’s only 60MB!***

Mike Slaughter shares his heart as it relates to over 30 years of solid ministry at Ginghamsburg Church at Tipp City (Dayton), Ohio. Slaughter reflects upon how his initial church growth strategy misfired. He had to get a vision from on high.

His pathway has been marked by moderate but consistent growth ever since. That same growth has been repeated year after year as he has sought to disciple small numbers of people in his span of care – never more than a dozen people at a time though. Hear how that simple approach to outward care continues to transform the lives of his leaders and his city today.

He shares thoughts on the makings of the church that is destined for outwardness that leads to health. It is an exciting perspective that will lift your heart and mind.

Here’s the MP3 of the interview you can listen to or download. It is 84MB (we’ll get this smaller soon).

Slaughter’s newest book is in the final creative stages with the publishers:
Change The World - rediscovering the ministry and message of Jesus.
Release date of January, 2010 (Abingdon Press).

3-50-mslaughter-2009About Mike Slaughter
Chief Dreamer, Ginghamsburg Church
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations.  His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has now made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, women and men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.  Under Mike’s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church “media reformation” and cyberministry, with the Ginghamsburg website averaging 50,000 visits monthly from around the world.  Since initiating The Sudan Project in January 2005, Ginghamsburg has invested over $3.7 million into humanitarian relief in Darfur.  The resultant agricultural project, child development program and safe water initiative are expanding to reach a quarter of a million Sudanese refugees and villagers.  As a mentor, Mike travels globally to speak and use his “gift of irritation” to equip ministry leaders to minimize brick and maximize mission so that they may fully deploy the mission of Jesus into the world.  Mike is also the author of multiple books for church leaders.  For more information about Mike, visit

How Much Money Is Needed to Start Servant Evangelism?

A number of readers wrote in to us, sharing their desire to reach people in their community, but were frustrated due to a lack of finances. I hope this video helps you move forward, no matter what your financial situation.

Also, you will want to check back this Thursday to watch my interview with Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH. We’ll be talking about how it’s time to rediscover our apostolic DNA and become the church Christ intended us to be. To stay in the loop, sign up your name and email in the form on the right side of the page.