Browsing articles in "Church Planting"
Feb
28
2012

Church Planting: Exegeting Your Community

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This is the seventh installment in a series based on my adventures in planting a church.  For more information on the series, or to see what else we have walked through, check out the original post.  My hope is to use this series to develop a resource for planters as they are thinking about diving in, or need to process their current situation… this resource is incomplete without your contribution (that is a subtle way of […]

Feb
23
2012

Church Planting: The People You Meet (part three)

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This is the sixth installment in a series based on my adventures in planting a church.  For more information on the series, or to see what else we have walked through, check out the original post.  My hope is to use this series to develop a resource for planters as they are thinking about diving in, or need to process their current situation… this resource is incomplete without your contribution (that is a subtle way of […]

Feb
21
2012

Church Planting: The People You Meet (part two)

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This is the fifth installment in a series based on my adventures in planting a church.  For more information on the series, or to see what else we have walked through, check out the original post.  My hope is to use this series to develop a resource for planters as they are thinking about diving in, or need to process their current situation… this resource is incomplete without your contribution (that is a subtle way of […]

Feb
16
2012

Church Planting: The People You Meet (part one)

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This is the fourth installment in a series based on my adventures in planting a church.  For more information on the series, or to see what else we have walked through, check out the original post.  My hope is to use this series to develop a resource for planters as they are thinking about diving in, or need to process their current situation… this resource is incomplete without your contribution (that is a subtle way […]

Feb
14
2012

Church Planting: Before You Start (part two)

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Last Tuesday I started a series sharing some of what I learned while planting a church.  My top secret plan in all this is to turn the comments section of these posts into a powerful resource for planters, and potential planters… so please, share your wisdom, insight, and experiences and let’s walk through this together. Thursday I shared the first of three thoughts I had for those who are thinking about church planting: Limit Your Exposure.  Today, I […]

Feb
9
2012

Church Planting: Before You Start (part one)

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On Tuesday I started a series sharing some of what I learned while planting a church.  My top secret plan in all this is to turn the comments section of these posts into a powerful resource for planters, and potential planters… so please, share your wisdom, insight, and experiences and let’s walk through this together. I don’t know that I have met a church planter who believes that they were fully prepared for what they […]

Feb
7
2012

What Church Planting Taught Me

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Many of you know that I helped to plant a church in Baltimore called The Garden Community.  Planting a church was an incredible roller coaster ride, teaching me about dependence on God, effective leadership, how to care well for people of different backgrounds, and my own spiritual condition.  A friend of mine once told me that everyone should start a church at least once in their lives.  While I may not fully buy into that […]

Jun
25
2011

Missional Thoughts: Old Structures and Innovation

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As we continue down the road with this missional conversation by examining our existing church structures we encounter along the was some things from the old world and wonder how they will work in the new world.   Recently a church planter friend asked me my thoughts on three things he has stumbled across.  He is working to innovate and discover new models of being the church that better empower people to live as missionaries. […]

May
27
2011

Finance Fridays: Church Planters and Communication

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I spend a good bit of my time working with church planters.  At the end of my first phone call with a planter I ask them all to do the same thing: put me on their email list.  I do this because I am geeky about church plants, and love to watch what happens with them.  I enjoy getting updates on how God is moving in a church and praying for their struggles.  I greatly […]

Apr
25
2011

Exponential 2011 and Free Lunch Friday

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This week I will be in Orlando for Exponential… probably the largest gathering of church planters in the country.  I have been going to Exponential for a few years now and I enjoy the opportunity to be around thousands of church planters who are getting ready to head off and change the communities that they will be serving in. I am looking forward to connecting with a great deal of church planters, and planting resources […]

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