Archive for February, 2010

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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Set Up Pics

Set Up Pics

Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by .

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I remember when I was first starting out, one of the most difficult challenges we faced was figuring out how to set up our school cafeteria.  There aren’t many pictures out there on the internet of school set ups to pull ideas from. Keep in mind that the layout and environment is extremely important for […]

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Church Website Research

Church Website Research

Posted on 16. Feb, 2010 by .

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I recently came across a good article on church websites. They surveyed 70,000 people who attended over 100 different churches. They asked them questions about the church they attend and what role the website played in their decision to attend that church. It’s worth the read. Click Here to Download the .pdf -Website Wisdom – […]

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Keller on Managing Church Growth

Keller on Managing Church Growth

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tim Keller has an article on “Process Managing Church Growth” in the newest issue of Vineyard’s Cutting Edge. In it he offers some very practical advice on how to manage stages of church growth and adjust church culture accordingly. I will summarize some of his points: Every church has a size culture that goes with […]

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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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Tools for the Missional Church

Tools for the Missional Church

Posted on 09. Feb, 2010 by .

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This page is devoted to very practical tools for planting or cultivating missional churches. Please feel free to download documents, adapt them, and so on.  Every blessing in your missional endeavors. PRE-PLANTING Should I Plant? (fixed link) Church Planting Manuals Reviewed Church Planting Prospectus Example (outdated): Austin City Life; Celebrity Planting: Context not Copycating Five […]

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