Campfire Benefits

Campfire Benefits

Sitting around a campfire with friends or family often makes me marvel at what an amazing experience it is and why I don’t do it more often. I wonder if it’s because I busy myself with too much. Maybe it’s because scheduling a gathering around the fire is too much of a chore, or because …

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Baptism

Baptism

“Baptism is coming out of the closet for Christ.” – Rick Warren I just experienced an incredible scene of genuine missional life. A young woman who works for Exponential, whose mother was baptized by Rick Warren many years ago, trusted in Christ as her Lord and Savior a week ago and requested that Rick baptize …

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Safe Christianity?

Safe Christianity?

Thank you Francis Chan! This reminds me of a question Lucy Pevensie asks in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe regarding Aslan: “Is he safe?” The Beaver then retorts… “Is he SAFE?!?!? No, but He is GOOD!” That’s our Jesus. Not necessarily safe in that He allows trials and obstacles to come at us …

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Leadership and Followership

Leadership and Followership

Here’s just about everything you need to know about leadership and followership. Although “followership” is not really a word in the English Dictionary, it IS a concept we are all too aware of. Consider the words of Jesus Christ when He said, “if anyone comes after me” or “Follow me.” Also take heed about leadership …

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What Changes Lives?

What Changes Lives?

What changes lives? Who or what changes lives for the better? As we think of being church leaders, we realize WE aren’t the agents of change. I heard it said at Exponential 2011, that “Church doesn’t change lives, JESUS changes lives.” I agree. Jesus is the Source of transforming a person from one status to …

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Exponential Conference 2011

Exponential Conference 2011

I’m here at the Exponential Conference 2011 in Orlando, FL with my friends from Christ Fellowship and loving every minute of it! Beyond the workshops and main sessions we will be experiencing, I’m grateful and rejoicing in the time we have to reconnect. The only thing that would make this week better is if my …

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Are We a NOUN or an ADJECTIVE?

Are We a NOUN or an ADJECTIVE?

of·fen·sive noun /əˈfensiv/offensives, plural An attacking military campaign – an impending military offensive against the guerrillas An organized and forceful campaign to achieve something, typically a political or social end – the need to launch an offensive against crime adjective Causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry – the allegations made are deeply offensive …

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