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Questions to Answer in Transition

I’ve primarily been focusing on missional communities over the last few months, but I wanted to take a quick break and post on another topic. Recently I’ve had a number of conversations with people who are interested in pursuing vocational ministry or who are in a season of transition.  These conversations have given me the […]

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The Lobby – Day 2

Today has been another encouraging and challenging day of conversation, and has left me with some good thinking to do. Session 5: Mission and Community We began the day today talking through the idea of mission, and how it plays out in community. My friend Spence Shelton gave me the opportunity to share the story […]

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The Lobby – Day 1

It’s been a great day gathering with so many thoughtful and humble leaders here in Atlanta.  Today was centered around four different discussions: Session 1: Disciple Making Our first discussion centered around the idea of making disciples, and Rick Howerton provoked some good healthy discussion and serious reflections on whether or not our systems were […]

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The Lobby Conference

This week I will be spending time with many of the best and brightest small group thinkers in the country at The Lobby. I’m so thankful for our gracious hosts, North Point Community Church, and my friend Bill Willits. What questions would you love to ask guys like Steve Gladen, Bill Donahue, and many of the […]

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Ministry vs. Discipleship

My friend Sean Eppers posted some content on the Woodlands Point Pastor’s blog that Tyler David and I did on “Ministry vs. Discipleship” for one of our staff meetings awhile ago.  Below is a sample: Ministry Discipleship Reactive Proactive Ministry tends to involve a much lower level of relational investment, and for both parties there […]