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Featured / March 28, 2016

I’m putting some finishing touches on The Ten Count book that drops on April 25, 2016. Chad Simpkins and I have been working tirelessly to compile an honest collection of stories from Christian leaders who, admittedly, have been clocked by life and experienced the Ten Count.

Tales of struggle, loneliness and failure have become commonplace among Christian entrepreneurs, pastors and planters around the world. For many of them, exhaustion replaced the adrenaline that once surged when they stepped into the ring. Now many stand, sucking wind, with weak knees upon a blood splattered canvas.

Exhausted and cynical, most have experienced the ten count.

A 2016 survey by Ed Stetzer Lifeway Research suggests that pastors are indeed fighting for their lives. Of the 734 former senior pastors surveyed, 56% say they have clashed with the church, “over changes they proposed, and 54% say they experienced a significant personal attack.”

You are likely to never hear these stories on the main stage of a conference or published in the glossy pages of a Christian magazine. But, these stories need to be told. They are raw and vulnerable and in some ways, articulate our own story. These are the stories of leaders who entered the ring against an opponent that had outranked, outsized and out-matched them and found themselves face down on the mat.

Our desire is for this book to begin a sacred conversation that would help others who are experiencing a Ten Count in their lives. Our hope is it will apply a little salve to the cuts above our eyes, some ice to our sore muscles and maybe a few stitches if needed.

Here are the contributors to The Ten Count:
Aaron Brockett Aaron Monts Brian Moll
Chad Simpkins Chris Stovall Danny Schaffner, Jr.
Dave Milam Derek Sweatman Derrick Puckett
Donnie Williams Jason Rehmel Jerel Law
Jon McClaron Jonathan Williams Kevin Brungard
Marques Evans Nate Bush Ron Klabunde
Scott Hatfield Todd Clark Trevor Devage





Dave Milam
Dave Milam is a pastor, communicator and the founder of One Life Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a a gifted communicator Dave's right brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. Connect with Dave on Google+




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on March 28, 2016

i.cant.even.wait!!!

on March 28, 2016

Wow! That’s exciting! Congrats : )

on March 28, 2016

This is great!

on March 28, 2016

That is great! Congratulations Dave and Chad !

on March 28, 2016

I’m definitely gonna buy this book. Congrats!!

on March 28, 2016

That is awesome! Can’t wait to read it – I understand you, for sure. Congratulations, Chad!

on March 28, 2016

That is really great news, Chad. Well done!

on March 28, 2016

would love to read it

on March 28, 2016

Wow! That’s awesome!!

on March 28, 2016

What??? Dude! That’s awesome! I love it. Congrats. Can’t wait to buy it.

on March 28, 2016

Wow congrats! Would love to buy when it’s available, do let us know!

on March 28, 2016

Awesome. Congrats! Would love to buy a copy!

on March 29, 2016

Congratulations!!!

on March 29, 2016

Congratulations on your book. Great title and it immediately makes a connection to every minister who remembers that time when…

on March 29, 2016

Congratulations!!

on March 29, 2016

I can’t wait to read it!!

on March 29, 2016

Excellent!

on March 29, 2016

Congrats!

on March 29, 2016

Are names changed to protect the innocent? 🙂

on March 29, 2016

This is awesome! Congrats and can’t wait to read it!!



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