Leadership on the Back of a Chick-Fil-A Receipt

Random thoughts about leadership that hit me while munching on some delicious Chick-Fil-A nuggets and waffle fries.  I used my receipt to record these thoughts and expanded upon them briefly as I wrote this post.  Love to hear what you think. – The responsibility to lead people without putting them into boxes is huge.  Each one must be respected and… Read more →

Losing the Online Generation

Most of the issues facing churches and ministries these days are not technology issues. They are discipleship issues. Technology is just a spotlight, a magnifying glass, revealing overlooked or hidden problems with discipleship in the Western church and its progeny. If we don’t address the discipleship issues, we will create another generation of predominately shallow and infertile Christians…and we will… Read more →

Winter Disciple-Maker’s Course

Hello all!  We’re getting ready for our winter round of classes for people who want to make disciples who, in turn, make disciples.  Here is the info you need to get involved. Class Size: Class size is limited to 12 people. Dates: The class is offered at two different times during the week: Tuesdays at 8:30pm – 10:30 (CDT –… Read more →

Gowalla, Possibilities and Pet Peeves

Last week I talked about some of the ways Gowalla (and other so-lo media) can be used within the church.  I’ve been messing around with the service enough now to discover some really neat applications and some pet peeves. Remind People to Check-In Put a sticker on the front door.  Put a slide in your announcement loop, if you’re a church…. Read more →

Gowalla and The Gospel

I’ve been playing around quite a bit with the location-based social networking service called, Gowalla.  From Wikipedia: Gowalla is a primarily mobile web application that allows users to check-in to locations that they visit using their mobile device. This is achieved either through the use of dedicated applications available on Google Android, iPhone, Palm WebOS and BlackBerry, or via m.gowalla.com. There is currently no way… Read more →

2010 Online Summer Missions

2010 Online Summer Missions Summer missionaries will learn the principles of starting rapidly multiplying groups of obedient disciples – the same methods used to start over 7000 churches in Sub-Saharan Africa in the last four years!  They will learn how to use online tools to identify communities, meet felt-needs of those communities, identify Persons of Peace, and start Discovery Bible… Read more →

Small Groups that have the DNA of a Gospel Planting Movement

A Group Exercise David Watson put an image up on the screen.  “I want you to take a look at this image.”  After a few seconds, he blanked the screen.  “Now, describe the image.” People called out various things they remembered.  David allowed them to continue, just until they started repeating things that others said already.  He put the picture… Read more →