Archive for March, 2006

Movements

March 29th, 2006

This is from Sam Metcalf, who got it from Steve Addison who was hevily influenced by Paul Pierson. I am posting it for two reasons. One, if those guys think it is worth processing then it is worth processing. Two, if I don’t put this somewhere I will probably misplace it.

They always begin on the […]

From Discipleship

March 25th, 2006

Neil Cole, founder of the Church Multiplication Associates in Los Angeles has some good words on discipleship.
If you can’t reproduce disciples, you can’t reproduce leaders. If you can’t reproduce leaders, you can’t reproduce churches. And if you can’t reproduce churches, you can’t reproduce movements.
We are in the business of ‘making disciples.’ This has global implications […]

The Simple Things

March 24th, 2006

In George G. Hunter III book, Church for the Unchurched he lists off attributes of apostolic congregations. The top three are:
1. Apostolic congregations take a redundant approach to rooting believes and seekers in Scripture.
2. Apostolic congregations are disciplined and earnest in Prayer, and they expect and experience God’s action in response.
3. […]

Life to the Full

March 21st, 2006

I have rewritten this several times today and now I am just going to give up. In short, these words of Jesus have been hanging in my head these past two days.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.” […]

Fluid Churches

March 18th, 2006

This is straight from Steve Addison’s blog…
Margaret Wheatley believes streams can teach us about organizations (movements) and the need for adaptive methods
I am attracted to the diversity I see, to these swirling combinations of mud, silt, grass, water, rocks. This stream has an impressive ability to adapt, to shift to the configurations, to let the […]

March 16th, 2006

Here is an excerpt from an article by Dr. Chuck Lawless about prayer and growing churches.
The famous English pastor Charles Spurgeon once wrote words that still demand our attention today: “Do not restrain prayer. … For only through prayer can the prosperity of a church be increased or even maintained.”
Most church leaders want a ready-made […]

Not Important!!!

March 15th, 2006

Brain…not…working….
Today has been one of those days where my heart compels me towards lofty things and yet my brain is all fuzzy. Days like this drive me crazy. What do you do when your dreams of the moment remain unrealized due to mental clarity issues?

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March 15th, 2006

Revival in Retrospect

March 13th, 2006

I have not had the joy of living during a time of great spiritual awakening of people far from God, nor a time of revival. Internationally speaking, that may not be true, yet in the context of my life, in the west, I have not seen it… yet I pray for it.
Recently, I finished reading […]

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March 13th, 2006