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3 Dangers to Avoid for Visionary Leaders
So you say you are a visionary leader. Every organization needs a visionary. This person sees the future possibility and can begin to construct what that looks like in broad brush strokes. Without this person, an organization will go into...
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Building a Culture of Engagement
How do you transition or transform a culture to own the vision with you?  One of the challenges I see with many churches is that the Ephesians 4:11-14 passages are aspirational far greater than a reality.  Too few people are doing too...
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The Biggest Mistake I made launching Missional Communities
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It's been about 7-years since Kaleo Church transitioned to a 'missional-community' led model. Back in 2007 I began going public with this transition, posting blog posts such as: (Side Note: I've recently moved on from Kaleo when my family moved...
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Father Heart of God – Father Wounds and Our Gospel Identity
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I think the church does a poor job connecting people to the Father Heart of God. For how much Jesus talked about the Father, it seems Christians talk about him far less. Re-read the gospels with this view and I...
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The 5-Dysfunctions of Missional Community
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This weekend I was thinking about why missional community life often feels broken. More specifically, why do people resist or fight against the call to be missional in community? As I've thought about my own experience and gathering from some...
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Building a Church Movement of Gospel Centered Communities
I found the document posted below from years ago. It brought together a variety of resources and thoughts I and others have posted on leading Mission/Gospel Communities. It takes a lot of the writing/posts I did back in 2006-2008 on...
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Conclave Session for Church Communicators Dallas 2012
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Join the Conclave Session in Dallas, prior to the Echo Conference the night of July 23rd and July 25th. If you’d like to be considered for the Roundtable, please apply here. What is a Conclave Session? The Conclave Sessions are an ongoing project...
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Going Deeper: Preaching the Gospel & Your Identity
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I posted an article in 2006 entitled, Preaching the Gospel to Yourself.  This article spoke about what I was learning regarding seeing the ‘sin beneath the sin’ and exposing the idols of our hearts.  This gospel preaching stated that often...
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Moving Beyond Stories
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An article that I wrote that is at Church Marketing Sucks, it begins: What is the objective of church communication? Of using story? What is the role of the church communicator? Last month I had the privilege of tackling these...
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The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church
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Amazon has released the new book by Alan Hirsch & Tim Catchim. For those struggling with understanding how the change in culture is causing churches to re-orient, this book will answer some of those questions. According to the authors, many...
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