The Bridge Church Visit

Posted on 24. Mar, 2015 by .

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Date Visited: March 22, 2015 Size: 50-75 Location: Hampton, VA (Bryan Elementary School) Website: http://www.thebridgechurchva.com Pros: Being in a elementary school makes for a clear and direct entrance with few directional signs. Upon entering the building you are hit with a pop of color and personal branding.  The children’s area is in a hallway and yet […]

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3 Ideas for Easter

3 Ideas for Easter

Posted on 17. Mar, 2015 by .

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1. Never Double Up Big Days: Last year our church won a Facebook contest in which the prize was SkinnyDip Frozen Yogurt came to our church and provided free FroYo for everyone that Sunday.  The contest was held in late February and they offered to come any Sunday we wanted.  Often our temptation is to […]

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5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

Posted on 10. Mar, 2015 by .

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Google Docs (Free): Staff Meetings App We use Google Docs for our staff meeting agenda/notes.  It’s a free app and service.  The App works in conjunction with the Google Docs service that you can access on your laptop.  When we have staff meeting everyone logs on to the Staff Meeting Doc on their computer.   It […]

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“I Didn’t Care for Elevation Church”

“I Didn’t Care for Elevation Church”

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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No, this is not a hate piece, just the opposite. I actually like Elevation and have learned a lot from Pastor Furtick. That quote came from a guy in my church that recently moved to Charlotte, NC.  Before he left, he asked me if I knew of any churches there that I would recommend.  Having […]

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Website Design Principles

Website Design Principles

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

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1. Design the website making people who have never been to your church your main priority. People who have been to your church are much more willing to click around your site to look for the information they want then people who have never been to your church. So make the stuff potential visitors want […]

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5 Things You Must Do if You’re a Frustrated Church Planter

5 Things You Must Do if You’re a Frustrated Church Planter

Posted on 17. Apr, 2011 by .

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by Will Mancini. This post is from his site WillMancini.com on 3/18/11. If you have planted a church in the last three years, know that you are one of my heroes. What you do day in and day out requires more courage, sacrifice and perseverance than 90% of roles in ministry (at least in North […]

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Pastors and Affairs (Part 2 of 2)

Pastors and Affairs (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by .

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This post was written by Gary Lamb on 3/28/11 regarding Michael Lukaszewski’s recent confession. My phone, email, twitter and Facebook have been lit up in the last day with people wanting to know my thoughts on Michael Lukaszewski and all that has taken place the last few days.  I’ve known Michael for around 7 years […]

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Pastors and Affairs

Pastors and Affairs

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by .

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This post is from GaryLamb.org on June 29th, 2010. I know of five pastors (yes you read that right) who have resigned from their churches due to affairs in the last month, so I thought it might be worth the repost.  I have edited a little of it so it makes sense, but I’m telling […]

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Ten Reasons to Partner in Planting Now

Ten Reasons to Partner in Planting Now

Posted on 30. Mar, 2011 by .

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By Ed Stetzer The resurging interest in church planting has prompted a growing number of pastors and churches to ponder the value of planting new churches. Part of this deliberation inevitably involves the merits of planting independently versus partnering with other churches or networks. Many have found that church planting partnerships provide strengths and opportunities […]

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You’re not a church….yet (part 2 of 2)

You’re not a church….yet (part 2 of 2)

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

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When you’re planting a church, there’s a temptation to call yourself a church too soon. Everyone knows what a church is.  Everyone also has their own definition of what a church is. Chances are, what you have in the early stages of church planting looks nothing like anyone’s definition of a church. Which means that […]

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