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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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Networking wih Austin Porter

Networking wih Austin Porter

Posted on 10. Aug, 2009 by .

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I had the chance to talk with Austin Porter who launched Revive Church in February 2009 in Shelby, NC. He was nice enough to let me pick his brain for ideas. I love the catch phrases they use to describe their church. These quotes are definitely buzz-worthy. This church will rock your freakin’ face off! Can’t […]

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location, location, location

location, location, location

Posted on 06. Aug, 2009 by .

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Being the son of a realtor I have heard the phrase “location, location, location” many times. Location is a major component of planting a church. There are four things to look for in choosing a place. 1. Size, Expandability, Flexibility: The place has to be big enough to accommodate both your present and near future needs (parking, […]

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Open Handed

Open Handed

Posted on 04. Aug, 2009 by .

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This past year when I was studying for a message about greed I came across the terms “tight fisted” and “open handed”. I was so convicted when I read that article on greed. I wish I knew where I read it so I could go back and read it again. Those two terms stuck with […]

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