Church Planting

The Vision and The Journey…

Not all journeys begin with a vision, but every vision is the beginning of a journey.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am talking about something that originated from the heart of God, not the desires of man.  We have all felt strong desires and placing them in beautifully crafted words and called them a vision.  Church leaders are notorious for this , the proof being captured in many churches' three part vision statements.  [...]

Changes, changes, changes….

Life is an incredible journey and it is easy to lose sight of it if we only focus on the moment.  Some moments in life can be paralyzing if we let them.  Those of you who have done much flying have been stuck in a city or airport when you needed to be somewhere else.  It's a layover, not your destination.  None of us decide to permanently stay there.  However, we are there.  We make [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Mission, The Dwelling Place CC, TLM Blog|2 Comments

The measure of success…

I just love the awkwardness of conversation.  You know it when you encounter it.  The proverbial "How's the weather" conversation; the superficial stuff.  We do this when we don't know someone, don't know what to talk about or what questions we should really ask. These kind of conversations are interesting among christians, especially leaders.  This is why pastors, church planters, leaders and those observing them ask superficial questions about success.  How many people do you [...]

By | 2010-09-21T22:12:35+00:00 September 27th, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

What I’m reading…

It has been said that "a teacher that ceases to learn ceases to teach" or "teachers are life long learners."  You can also tell a lot about a person or at lest their current state by observing what they are reading or in other words, "their teachers." So I just wanted to let you peer into my life and mind a little by sharing what I'm reading at the moment.  I frustrate my wife in how I [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 September 26th, 2009|Books, Church, Church Planting, Mission, TLM Blog|0 Comments

Simplify: The Rabbit and The Elephant…

I picked up this small book after running across it on This Blog.  The title alone was enough for me to buy it.  Curiosity! I have not finished it yet, but, let me recommend it to you for your reading pleasure.  It is well crafted by 3 great writers, not the least of which is considered one of our most quoted christian leaders of our times,  George Barna.  Let me quote from George Barna's website: "If [...]