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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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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Andy Stanley’s Making Vision Stick

Andy Stanley’s Making Vision Stick

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. I recently saw a summary of the book on Grace Compass Church Blog. You can find the original post on that link, but here’s the highlights of it: MAKING VISION STICK by Andy Stanley In the book, Andy shares that there are 5 things that […]

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Church in the Making (2 of 4)

Church in the Making (2 of 4)

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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Momentum: Mo or No Mo? Church in the Making provides a solid “reality check” for anyone interested in planting a church. In order to even think about planting a church, you have to be somewhat of a dreamer. Most of us rather be called a visionary since it sounds better. You have to be someone […]

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Website vs. Blogging as a Church Planter

Website vs. Blogging as a Church Planter

Posted on 11. Jun, 2010 by .

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For the past few years, it seems like you can’t be a church planter unless you have a blog. Recently several church planters I know have quit blogging. Either they got too busy with church stuff, ran out of ideas, or just lost interest in it. For me, I was one of those that got […]

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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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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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Church in the Making (1 of 4)

Church in the Making (1 of 4)

Posted on 07. Jun, 2010 by .

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Shortly after attending Ben Arment’s WhiteBoard Sessions I got a hold of a copy of his new book Church in the Making. It was the first 200 page book I’ve ever read in one day. I just couldn’t put it down. I’ll be sharing my review of Church in the Making on Mondays this month. […]

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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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