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Feb 8, 2008


On Thursday, I presented on the characteristics of effective church planters and asked what unique competencies were needed for missionaries in Western Europe. This led to some fascinating conversation.

It was good to finish up and head back from Barcelona. (I ...

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Feb 6, 2008

Yesterday, I presented on "The Changing Church."

Today, I presented on "Principles of Church Planting." The response of the mission leaders was particularly focused on the need for peer support.

(I am just a small part of the program and many other activities are taking place.) ...

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Feb 4, 2008

I am in Western Europe today and the internet connection is not good... I hope to post some tonight.

Update 1 Monday Night:

Five Hours later... finally, Internet. Ahhhh.

We met tonight in a cramped apartment in urban Barcelona. There were about 20 of us shoulder-to-shoulder talking ...

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Jan 29, 2008

Out and About

This morning I left Orlando and it was in the 80s. Right now, I am in Chicago and it is 5 degrees. Ugh.

From the weather service:

At 1035 PM CST...radar indicated an area of snow across the Chicago Metro area extending into much of Northwest Indiana... travel conditions will ...
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Jan 14, 2008

I will be teaching in L.A. this week at Biola University at their Talbot School of Theology. That will probably mean limited posts, but we shall see. I will write more soon on my time at Talbot and some upcoming teaching.

Update 1:It Begins

As expected, they are working me all ...

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Jan 7, 2008

Here is a little "Breaking News" for you...

You might enjoy coming to the Exponential Conference, where Rick Warren has just joined the line-up.

Thursday will now include sessions from Warren and Tim Keller... who woulda' guessed they would be sharing the same platform? I have ...

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Dec 10, 2007

I just received and email from the folks at Global Church Advancement about their upcoming conference. Yesterday, Acts 29 posted their upcoming conference. The Next Initiative (the Purpose Driven church planting guys) are also planning their church planting conference that ...

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Nov 30, 2007

I just got back from Phoenix. The Assemblies of God Church Planting Summit was a great experience. The Christian Post has the story here.

On the plane back, I wrote a bit about my friends in the Assemblies of God, returning a favor from Earl Creps blog here.

The Assemblies of ...

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Nov 29, 2007

Click here for more information about the chuch planting summit.

Bob Roberts, Steve Johnson, Alan Hirsch... nice.

Hopefully talking about church planting on the blog will not suddenly drop the recently increased traffic. Grin.

More soon...

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Nov 16, 2007

To my Canadian friends. Thanks so much for having me at the National Church Planting Congress. Below are the studies and presentations I promised to post here.

The "State of Church Planting" reports I referred to yesterday are listed below for your convenience. You can download ...

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Nov 14, 2007

I was very impressed with the Canadian National Church Planting Congress today.

I had a small part of a much larger program. I did one session with Canadian denomination leaders, one panel about reaching Quebec, and a keynote session tonight with the whole group. It is simply ...

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Oct 30, 2007

Last year, the folks at Leadership Network asked me a question: "What is the state and status of church planting in the U.S?"

I said, "No one knows for sure."

Then they challenged (and funded) me to put together a group of people to find out as much as we could. A summary ...

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Oct 30, 2007

The "State of Church Planting" reports I referred to yesterday are listed below for your convenience. You can download them from the Leadership Network website at the links below. If you haven't seen them already, check out:

Church Planting OverviewFunding New ChurchesImproving ...
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Oct 15, 2007

I just received an email from the organizers of the Canadian Church Planting Congress, called "Imagine" this year. The conference is almost sold out, but they have moved to a new location. Find out more here.

The speaker lineup promises to be exciting. But, perhaps most exciting ...

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Sep 29, 2007

I have had NewChurches.Com for ten years now. Its been a labor of love... I have never made any money on the site, though I have dropped a lot into it!

I actually started the site in February of 1998, when I was a pastor of Millcreek Community Church in Erie, PA. We had started ...

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