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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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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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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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How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 3)

How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 3)

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. In continuation of the series, this post examines some of the defects of social action-driven mission. Social Action-Driven Mission This approach probably creates the best […]

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Five Characteristics of a Missional Community

Five Characteristics of a Missional Community

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by .

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Here are five characteristics or “rules of order” for a missional community taken from Frost’s Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture. Bless. We will bless at least one other member of our community every day. Eat. We will east with other members of our community at least three times a week. Listen. We will […]

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How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 2)

How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 2)

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. In continuation of the series, this post examines some of the defects of evangelism-driven mission. Evangelism-Driven Mission These churches focus almost exclusively on evangelism. Their […]

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How to Not be a Mission-Driven Church (Part 1)

How to Not be a Mission-Driven Church (Part 1)

Posted on 09. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. Over the next few posts, I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. We’ll organize these reflections under three headings: Event-Driven MissionHow Evangelism-Driven Mission Social Action-Driven Mission Event-Driven Mission These are churches that, […]

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Introducing the Church

Introducing the Church

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by .

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The following is a great post on how you introduce your church to visitors on Sunday mornings as well as on your website. The post from Jonathan Dodson who planted Austin City Life. This post is from his blog: Church Planting Novice on January 16, 2010 titled: Introducing the Church.  Jonathan also recently wrote a book: […]

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