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The Intersection of missional churches and multi site strategies

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 07, 2010 2 comments

I had the recent privilege of being interviewed by Greg Ligon of Leadership Network along with a new friend, David DeGarmo who is the Multi-Site Campus Development Director for Church of the King in Mandeville, LA. The interview was about the Intersection of missional churches and multi-site strategies. COTK is reaching in to their community […]

Clear Vision Does Not Equal A Lack Of Complaining

Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 07, 2010 4 comments

I became a Christ follower when I was 16 years old and as I began my journey and read through the scriptures I tended to gravitate towards the new testament for the most part. I just didn’t connect with the genealogy and historical aspects of the Old Testament. As I got older my appreciation for […]

There’s Always A Test of Faith – Part II

Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 25, 2010 No comments

I recently wrote about my journey of becoming the Executive Pastor of Harvest Church in Billings, Montana, and the test of faith in that decision. In responding to what God is asking us to do, there’s always a test of faith. In each ask the extent of the test is unique. The next principle is […]

Re-Hire Yourself

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 3 comments

I love to influence leaders. I have heard on several occasions TD Jakes say that he loves speaking to church leaders because he’s not just influencing them, he’s influencing those they influence. I think this is why I love the Deacons at The MET so much. Yes, I’ve heard the horror stories of of staff/deacon […]

Top 10 Church Growth Strategies

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 4 comments

I’m flying back from the Anderson Campus of Newspring Church from my coaching network with Tony Morgan and eleven other church leaders (very much digging in flight wifi that’s becoming more readily available on domestic flights). I really look forward to these sessions as we encourage one another and round table the issues we’re facing […]

Complexity in the Local Church – Pt 2

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 2 comments

A pastor friend of mine recently attended a denominational conference and reported some alarming trends. Here’s an excerpt of a report he gave: 30 churches represented – all over 2000 in attendance All but 8 have had strong budget reductions in 2009 cutbacks in travel, food, capital, conferences, retreats, new debt, mailings, postage, technology, events […]

Repentence and the Path You’re On

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 3 comments

The basic tenant of the Christian faith is that we are all sinners and deserving of death, but God made a way through the death and ressurection of His son Jesus Christ that through Jesus’ sacrifice our sins are paid for and forgiven should we choose to accept the free gift of grace offerred to […]

Complexity In The Local Church

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 3 comments

I’m not an expert in church history. I grew up Catholic which was the extent of my religious awarness until high school where I accepted Christ at a protestant church. Since that time I’ve been very intentional at plugging in to a church or a community of Christ followers. I believe the local church represents […]

Tony Morgan Coaching Network

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 2 comments

Had a great day today as I started the 2009 edition of the Tony Morgan Coaching Network in Anderson, SC. If you’re following me, chances are you know Tony, but just in case he’s the Chief Strategic Officer at Newspring Church. Each year he takes 12 leaders from around the U.S. and creates a networking […]

Unlease 2009 Recap and Thoughts

Posted in Uncategorized on Jul 24, 2009 3 comments

Last week I attended the Unleash 2009 Conference at Newspring Church in Anderson, SC. This was my first time to Newspring (and for that matter Anderson). While my experience was tempered a bit by my health – my family was passing around a stomach bug that hit me in the wee hours of the morning […]

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