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Andy Stanley tried to hire my assistant!!

Ok, maybe not exactly, but here’s the story.

I am a huge Andy Stanley fan.

HUGE FAN. I resonate with his writing and teaching probably more than any other pastor or leader. 496 more words

Church Leadership

An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church: I Am Not Your Punch Line

There are few things as exhausting, draining, and disheartening as family drama. I’m not talking low-level sibling rivalry over who gets shot gun all the time. 902 more words


Gleanings from #Exponential Day 2.1 and @KarlVaters on being a small church #discipleshift

Exponential Day 2 (Oct 9) morning workshop

Thought I was a “big church pastor” who just hadn’t arrived yet. What I discovered is I’m a “small church pastor”. 351 more words


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It seems like the past few weeks have been unusually packed with opportunities to hear from church leaders. From church planting to practical preaching, I’ve been blessed to hear from the likes of Francis Chan, Jim Putnam, Jon Acuff, Donald Miller and a slew of others. 386 more words

Youth Ministry

Being a Missional Church in the City

When we think about how the church reaches the lost, we often think about it in one of two ways: Attractional vs. Incarnational. Simply put, we think about ways to get people to come to us or ways in which we can connect to people where they’re at.¬† 826 more words

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From Leading to Being Led

It would seem ironic that I would enter ministry to serve God only to find myself  serving the ministry instead. People get traded in for programs, personal time with Jesus gets the back seat to performing, and dependent prayer gets replaced with quick fixes.   935 more words

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Truths to Urban Church Planting

*The following is based on notes taken from a workshop led by Brian Moll and Jonathan Williams, both pastors in New York City.

The idea of church planting in a city is often romanticized but the reality is that the city can be a very difficult place to live. 984 more words

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