May 2007

Triperspectivalism, Multiperspectivalism & Other Large Words
It's been well over a year since my first post on multiperspectivalism (or triperspectivalism), but more and more people & churches are seeing this as a framework to do effective ministry.  In the Acts 29 forum, there appears to be...
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Where Should a New Church Meet?
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Ed Stetzer sent over his recent insights for Church Planters: Church planters have a million issues to consider as they start a new church: what music style do we use, how do we let the community know about us, and...
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GCA – North America Church Planting Seminar
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The North America Church Planting Seminar is an inter-denominational training event designed to equip church planters, coaches and supervisors to start, grow and multiply healthy, gospel-centered churches that result in the spiritual, social and cultural transformation of entire cities and...
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Elders – Missional Movements, Plurality of Leadership & First Amongst Equals
A group of Acts 29 pastors gathered for our monthly lunch together.  It was during this time we provide just-in-time coaching to those who would like to bring things to the table.  At this meeting three different churches discussed how...
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Stripped: Uncensored Grace on the Streets of Vegas
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You know the commercial – sensual backdrop – good looking people tossing drinks back, maybe splashing in the pool, embracing in the moonlight – fade to black with the words, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” You have to...
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Creating a Church to Change Culture
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Lately churches have spoken a lot about being relevant to the culture.  For many churches, this was a necessary first step.  We had to begin by taking a missionary posture to understand the prevailing worldview and the ideological shifts that...
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Missional Eldership – Leading a Transformational Community
Traditional/Centralized forms of church government destroy a church's mission.  At Kaleo Church we continue to re-think the form of our church and our church's ecclesiology for the sake of the gospel. As we do, we must also consider how we...
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A La Carte (5/10)
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Buzzard Blog: X-Ray Questions to identify your functional messiah/idols "The questions aim to help people identify the ungodly masters that occupy positions of authority in their heart. These questions reveal 'functional gods,' what or who actually controls their particular actions,...
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Leadership Development
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At the monthly pastors meeting here in San Diego we discussed leadership development.  Dick Kaufmann noted that churches need both systemic and systematic leadership development.  Systemic Leadership Development is using your entire organization (the church body) in the process of...
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The Decline of the Western Church and the Call to renew your Church's Ecclesiology
The Western Church is in decline. Part of the challenge is the church is stuck in old models of ecclesiology based on Constantinian views of church.  The church is seen as a power structure seeking to 'attract' people from the...
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