January 2007

Church Conflict
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Speaker: Steve Childers "If you are a church planter, by its nature you are a conflict manager," said Childers.  There is a relationship between the church size and conflict.  The smaller your church, the greater the arena and likelihood an...
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Mobilizing Church Planters
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Speaker: Dr. Steve Ogne David Fairchild provides a good summary of the session on Mobilizing Church Planters .  Steve gives a few suggestions for finding and igniting a multiplication movement. What are we looking for when we think of a...
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Recruiting Leaders for a Church Planting Movement
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"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few..." (Matthew 9:37b)  How do you raise and recruit leaders to change a city?  Dr. Steve Ogne states that, recruiting is NOT a long term solution.  Ogne believes that effective leadership development...
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Raising Leaders for Multiplication – Session at GCA
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Speaker: Dr. Steve Ogne Ogne's session presented a framework for raising up leaders in a local church.  One of the thoughts I've had for a month or so (I mentioned it about re-thinking the role of elders that I still...
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GCA Conference quotes
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CHURCH PLANTING NETWORKS  "Church plants that are part of a network are 400% more likely to succeed." Ed Stetzer new stats LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT "We've found that if you aim to develop leaders, you'll get what these people can do.  If...
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Ideas from GCA Church Planting Conference – Day 2
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Here are the sessions I attended today: Developing a Purpose & Mission, Determining Value & Styles (both taught from the infamous 600+ page GCA Church Planting Manual, so I won't quote these) and Redeemer's Global Cities Strategy.  Some ideas from...
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Church Planting – Coaching & Network Development
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Tomorrow I leave to the North America Church Planting Conference with David Fairchild. "The North America Church Planting Conference is an inter-denominational training event designed to equip church planters, coaches and supervisors to start, grow and multiply healthy, gospel-centered churches...
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Designers, Developers & Progammers Needed by Ministries
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Are you a designers, developers or programmer?  MinistryCamp Job Board has launched “a listing of design and programming jobs offered by ministries looking for the best of the online industry that loves Jesus.”  One of the benefits of MinistryCamp, is...
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The Future of Spirituality and what is after Postmodernism
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I'm always curious about social trends and the shape of things to come.  It is through this fascination, I've gathered some information and patterns to suggest where the future of spirituality is going and what is after postmodernism.  I believe...
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Acts 29 Bloggers
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For those who are church planters, I've put together a list of Acts 29 pastors who have blogs.  My assumption is that a lot of these planters will post on issues of church planting and being the church. David Fairchild...
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