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The Bridge Church Visit

Posted on 24. Mar, 2015 by .

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Date Visited: March 22, 2015 Size: 50-75 Location: Hampton, VA (Bryan Elementary School) Website: http://www.thebridgechurchva.com Pros: Being in a elementary school makes for a clear and direct entrance with few directional signs. Upon entering the building you are hit with a pop of color and personal branding.  The children’s area is in a hallway and yet […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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