Monthly Archives: April 2015

“It Sounds Like You’re Describing Heaven”

When Pastor Danny Bennett prompted a bigger discussion about how our new baby churches could make it our goal to plant other baby churches, it reminded me of a picture I described to Faith Community Church – the church where … Continue reading

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New Churches From Baby Churches

I’ve got more to say about my time hanging out with my church planting friends. The instant we started our “crazy talk” about preaching our way through each other’s churches, we also began talking even crazier. Danny Bennett spoke up … Continue reading

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Maybe Crazy Is Better Than Business As Usual

One of the pastor’s said “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . .” I can’t remember who said it, but when he said it everybody agreed. “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . . we came up with a teaching … Continue reading

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It Would Be Cool If . . .

Each faith community has its own cool story of how God moved in people’s hearts to expand His kingdom through a new church. I have such a heart for church-planting and church-planters because it’s such a hard undertaking. Personally I … Continue reading

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The Coolest Things Begin With Love

When Ben Hartnell from Westside Community Church first called a bunch of pastors together, he actually had no agenda. That’s surprising because we pastors usually have some kind of an agenda. He just said, “I think it would be good … Continue reading

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Churches Can’t Work Together – Or Can They?

Sadly everyone who reads this blog could probably tell me some sad story of how possessive churches can be when it comes to protecting their “brand,” their ideas, their people, their buildings and their money. It’s sad that for every … Continue reading

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Temptation, Newscasters, And Pastors

Maybe some of you have heard about this, but probably most don’t even watch live TV anymore. Things are changing with technology and mass communication very rapidly. However this last Fall NBC News asked their news anchor, Brian Williams, to … Continue reading

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