Let’s Set Sail! (or, Four Kinds of Churches)

According to Len Sweet in his book, Soul Tsunami, there are essentially four kinds of churches.  1. Mission churches. These churches are on the front lines of gospel expansion. They have a radar for the "ungospelized," and desire to have others discover the joy of the gospel by serving, reaching and discipling these new, unreached people. … Continue reading Let’s Set Sail! (or, Four Kinds of Churches)

Church Growing Pains: Know Which Game You are Playing

Mark Driscoll has produced a number of vodcasts dealing with various issues in church leadership. One segment describes the different phases church plants go through as they grow. According to Driscoll, in order for the planter to be effective in leading the church through these transitions, he needs to know which game he is playing: … Continue reading Church Growing Pains: Know Which Game You are Playing

Ten Tips for Post-Modern Preaching

Yesterday at the ATL Church Planting Network's monthly gathering, Bob Cargo and Shane Wheeler provided the training segment, focusing on gospel-centered preaching in a post-modern context. Here are ten tips that I gleaned from their helpful presentation. We must exegete both the text and our culture. Continually distinguish the gospel from religion. Always be reading … Continue reading Ten Tips for Post-Modern Preaching

ATL Church Planting Alliance Luncheon- Jan. 20, 2010

when: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2010 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM what: A luncheon for Church Planters and Network Leaders, sponsored by the Atlanta Church Planting Alliance, West Ridge Church and Perimeter Church. who: Speaker: Darrin Patrick: Darrin serves as lead pastor of The Journey in Saint Louis, MO, that he founded in 2002. Darrin also serves … Continue reading ATL Church Planting Alliance Luncheon- Jan. 20, 2010