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Church Planting: Puritans or Separatists II

Church Planting: Puritans or Separatists II

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by .

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If you’re struggling as a church planter, perhaps God wasn’t calling you to church planting, but rather church revitalizing. Instead of church planting you might really enjoy the challenge of finding a struggling established church and leading it through a revitalization project. Church revitalizing is just as big of a need in America right now […]

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Church Planting: Puritans or Seperatist

Church Planting: Puritans or Seperatist

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .

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Puritans and Separatists: If you look back at church history, both had a holy discontent concerning the current state of the church. Perhaps you felt the same way concerning the church you grew up in or recently served at on staff. You couldn’t help but see the disconnect between the New Testament Church and where […]

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The Big Advantage of Being Small

The Big Advantage of Being Small

Posted on 03. Feb, 2011 by .

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This past summer I was driving to a friend’s church plant with my family.  On the way we passed a large denominational church that looked like it had all the amenities. It was less than a mile from the school where the church plant was located.  My wife said, “How are they ever going to […]

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Is Strategy Unspiritual?

Is Strategy Unspiritual?

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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Have you ever listened to a church planter explain why it is that their church plant went from a home group to reaching 1,000 people in less than 5 years? They are all quick to give God credit for what’s happened in their church. What stands out in their mind are the miraculous ways that […]

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Getting Voted Out

Getting Voted Out

Posted on 01. Feb, 2011 by .

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This past fall I watched as Jimmy Johnson voted off survivor.  Here’s a guy who has led teams at every level to be successful.  He was clearly the best leader and strategist of the group, yet he was the second person voted out of his tribe. In order for a tribe, community, or church to […]

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Outreach Effectiveness

Outreach Effectiveness

Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by .

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I’ve seen several studies on why people ended up attending the church they are at and the clear #1 on the list is always personal invitation. This beats out every form of advertising and special events combined every time the survey is done. The surveys always find that 75%-95% of the people coming to your […]

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Block Parties: Ideas and Tips

Block Parties: Ideas and Tips

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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If you’re going to throw a block party, you want to get the most out of the time and effort that you put in to the event. Here’s some things we’ve learned from doing them over the past five years. Set the big items up first: We have bounce-houses for the kids at our block […]

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Church in the Making (3 of 4)

Church in the Making (3 of 4)

Posted on 23. Jun, 2010 by .

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So my wife picked up my copy of Church in the Making the other day. It was the first church planting book she’d ever read. It never occurred to me that she’d be interested in reading a book like this. Further I didn’t realize the value of having my wife read a book like this. […]

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Andy Stanley’s Making Vision Stick

Andy Stanley’s Making Vision Stick

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. I recently saw a summary of the book on Grace Compass Church Blog. You can find the original post on that link, but here’s the highlights of it: MAKING VISION STICK by Andy Stanley In the book, Andy shares that there are 5 things that […]

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Church in the Making (2 of 4)

Church in the Making (2 of 4)

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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Momentum: Mo or No Mo? Church in the Making provides a solid “reality check” for anyone interested in planting a church. In order to even think about planting a church, you have to be somewhat of a dreamer. Most of us rather be called a visionary since it sounds better. You have to be someone […]

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