Further thoughts on churches we’ve visited since the first of the year… Through the first four months of this year, we’ve visited all kinds of churches. We have come away with a deeper appreciation and love for the Body of Christ and how it is expressed in so many ways.
In 9 days we pack up a moving truck and begin a new phase of our lives. In the last four months, we have been able to see God do incredible things to prepare the way for us. We’ve also had the incredible opportunity to visit all kinds of churches and see the Body ofContinue reading “Oh, the places we’ve been”
In just two weeks, Mars Hill went from a huge celebrity pastor and the model for multisite churches to… this. I am not writing this to gloat. I am writing this to ask us, as American Christians, to do something extraordinary… think. We’re not good at it. The huge “crisis” of my young ministry was theContinue reading “The break up of Mars Hill”
Here is the scenario: a church planting effort in my neck of the woods (NE Minneapolis), so a viable business model could be explored. “Viable” is something that can be discussed. Minneapolis, priding itself on local consumers and local ideas, could use one last “independent” bookstore. So, we create one, like it’s the “last independentContinue reading “Church Planting Idea”