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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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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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You’re not a church….yet (part 1 of 2)

You’re not a church….yet (part 1 of 2)

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 by .

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What do you call yourself before you have your public launch? There’s a temptation to use the word “church” too soon. The problem with the word “church” is that it carries with it expectations that you can’t meet. When people think of a church, they think of things like: worship music/leader full band nursery kid’s […]

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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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Open But Cautious Church Planting

Open But Cautious Church Planting

Posted on 10. Jun, 2010 by .

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by Jonathan Dodson from his blog: Creation Project If we’re honest, many of us treat the Holy Spirit more like a silent partner than the third person of the Trinity. We are so cautious of the Spirit that we eliminate him from our leadership. Instead of relying on the Holy Spirit, church planters often rely on […]

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Great Graphic Design Without a Designer

Great Graphic Design Without a Designer

Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 by .

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When you’re starting out, chances are you don’t have a graphic designer in your core group. Further, since money is tight, you probably don’t have money to hire someone to do graphic work beyond a logo design, which by the way is a must (see this post on why it’s important).  Don’t you dare skimp […]

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5 Reasons Why I Failed

5 Reasons Why I Failed

Posted on 04. Jun, 2010 by .

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I remember reading a statistic a while back somewhere that found that most successful church planters had been a part of at least one failed attempt at church planting.  I always wondered why that was until now. In 2005 I entered the world of church planting when I took over the reigns of a church […]

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Kid’s in the Hall

Kid’s in the Hall

Posted on 29. May, 2010 by .

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I had been doing church planting for three years before anyone ever told me about using school hallways for childrens rooms. I had seen it done in movie theaters, but never thought about doing it in a school. It wasn’t until I was faced with a situation in which the school we were in wouldn’t […]

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One Life Set Up Pics

One Life Set Up Pics

Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by .

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This past summer I had the opportunity to visit a friend’s church in the Knoxville, TN area. I met Rodney Arnold earlier that year at another church while he was planning the launch of One Life. I was able to get away from my church to sit in on one of their preview services. You […]

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Stephen Gray’s Resource List

Stephen Gray’s Resource List

Posted on 19. Feb, 2010 by .

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Here are some great resources from Stephen Gray, the author of Planting Fast Growing Churches.  These links are from his website ChurchPlantingDynamics.com. Title Preview 12 Mistakes of Christmas Outreach 7 Big Marketing Questions A Calendar For Breaking the 200 Barrier Am I A Church Planter? An Analysis of Church Planting Processes Bad Planting Philosophies Branding […]

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