Why Dividing Groups is a Dumb Idea

August 21, 2009 | Comments Off

This post is just one stop on the Sticky Church Blog Tour. To read other posts in the series, visit the Tour Hub. It’s my turn on the Sticky Church Blog Tour and I get to write about one of my pet peeves—dividing groups, or multiplying as some leaders call it.  For almost as long [...]

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Sticky Church Blog Tour

August 19, 2009 | Comments Off

I’m excited to have been invited to join the Blog Tour for Sticky Church by Larry Osborne. SmallGroups.com is taking an interesting approach to this tour, inviting 19 different bloggers to each review a chapter. That should give you a great overview of this valuable resource. Larry is lead pastor of North Coast Church in [...]

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“Our spirit is to rule our mind. When the Holy Spirit enters, He intends to rule our spirit. Through our spirit, the Holy Spirit intends to govern our mind, and by our renewed mind, to corral and direct our passions. That is God’s plan, His order for our interior being. But from our infancy we [...]

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Every now and then I run across a book that I want to assign to every ministry client, every small group leader and member. Everyone I know… Life Transformed by John Loren Sandford and R. Loren Sandford is such a book. The subtitle says it all: “How to renew your mind, overcome old habits, and [...]

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Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions

August 4, 2009 | Comments Off

After vetting 893 questions and 343,203 online votes on the website of Mars Hill Church, one of the fastest growing churches in America, founding Pastor Mark Driscoll identified nine questions he most urgently needed to answer. He did this in a provocative book called Religion Saves + Nine Other Misconceptions. We are joining his blog [...]

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