Archive for 'Personal Growth'

“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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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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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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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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Don’t Tone It Down

Don’t Tone It Down

Posted on 09. Jun, 2010 by .

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This post was written by Steven Furtick on May 6, 2010 and can be found on his blog site: StevenFurtick.com A pastor was recently explaining to me his philosophy toward planning a worship experience. One of his guiding principles bothered me a little: “I want to eliminate anything from the service that a totally un-churched […]

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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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