Tag Archives: Leadership

“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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Getting Voted Out

Getting Voted Out

Posted on 01. Feb, 2011 by .

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This past fall I watched as Jimmy Johnson voted off survivor.  Here’s a guy who has led teams at every level to be successful.  He was clearly the best leader and strategist of the group, yet he was the second person voted out of his tribe. In order for a tribe, community, or church to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Assimilation Systems

Assimilation Systems

Posted on 24. Jan, 2010 by .

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One of the mistakes we made in our first year was not spending the time early on developing systems for assimilation.  When we started, we were so small that I could personally meet a returning visitor for a cup of coffee and talk them through the process.  This worked fine until we started having double […]

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What do ya’ll think about that?

What do ya’ll think about that?

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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I think this is the most dangerous question that a leader can ask. If it’s asked at the wrong time or in the wrong place, it can have disastrous results. It’s tempting to share the vision and then ask, “What do ya’ll think about that?” I know what you’re thinking, “I want people to be […]

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