Simple Church: The mystery of God and the Beauty of the Journey…

This is a great post by Katie Driver about the adventure of Simple/Organic Church.  It can also be found at CMA Resources.  The Journey of Discovery, by Katie Driver I have a lot of conversations with people who are struggling with the blind adventure of the simple, organic and missional church life. I hear things like; " I don't really know what to do!", "I wish someone could show me how this works!", "I tried that/that, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:53+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Church, Mission, Simple / Organic Church, TLM Blog|1 Comment

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