July 2007

The Tentmaker Group Launches
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The Tentmaker Group website has launched! If you know people looking to fund a church plant transition, pastors who seek supplemental income or people interested in roles that will re-invest money into church planting and ministering to people in their...
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Total Church: Is the American Church Ready?
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I've been reading Total Church, a remarkable book that looks at a 'radical reshaping around gospel and community'.  In it they talk about the community formed at The Crowded House, where:  We are committed to caring for one another, discipling...
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The Church in a Post-Christian World
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Since I did my session on Post-Christian World, here are a few add'l external links from the last day in the blogosphere that relate: What do our church buildings witness to? "Our church buildings witness to the immobility, inflexibility, lack...
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Communication in Our Post-Christian World (GCA Session)
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Here is the session I did at GCA on Communication in Our Post-Christian World (86-page PDF).  There is a lot of stuff the pdf won't explain but it will provide a general idea of the conversation.  For example, We are...
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GCA Church Planting Conference – Day 2
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I attended Emerging 1 & 2 and Evangelism 1 & 2 today. Emerging Session 2 was led by Steve Treichler from Hope Community.  Some quotes: "We are in the middle of the greatest worldview shift in 200 years and evangelicals...
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EdStetzer.com
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Ed Stetzer promises to blog regularly.  He just launched EdStetzer.com.  Here's the goal of the blog: This blog will be a mixture of several things. We will look at research and discuss it here. In just a couple of weeks...
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GCA Church Planting Conference – Day 1
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We completed day 1 of the GCA Church Planting conference.  John Piper did a session encouraging the church planters and reminding them to be weary of church planting experts/formula's it is the Holy Spirit the preaching of the gospel.  The...
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Communication in Our Post-Christian World
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I'm putting the finishing touches on my GCA presentation, Communication in Our Post-Christian World: The culture is changing and it requires new methods of communication.  This session will help you learn how to effectively minister in a post-Christian context.   Come...
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Church Planting, the Church & Missional Links
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This week has been extremely crazy, as the Monk team is in town planning the future of Ekklesia 360 Church CMS.  We now have over 750 churches and ministries using our system and growing rapidly!  Secondly, I am wrapping up...
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Tentmaker Group – Church Planting Funding & Creating Sustainable Movements
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The Tentmaker Group is launching.  On August 13th & 14th a group from the Tentmakers will travel to Las Vegas to observe and meet with one of the companies to participate.  This company has a role that fits well with...
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