K10…

A breeze cooled an otherwise ordinary New Orleans August night. My friends and I had been in the French Quarter late making new friends when we got the news that Katrina was on its way to the Gulf Coast. A couple of us put gas in our cars so they'd be ready when the call came. The call came, and by half after ten in the morning on Saturday, August 27, 2005, our campus was under a mandatory evacuation. I grabbed my roommate's guitar off the floor by his bed, packed my things, and by early afternoon I was home safe in Mobile. My friends were ...

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Mighty as the Mushroom…

It’s likely we’ve all heard the following: our churches should be as mighty as the oak tree: large, majestic, long-living, life-giving. On the surface this appears to be a wonderful analogy for the church. But it’s not the best, and I dare say that the choice of oak is misplaced. Let’s compare the oak and…

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Mimic…

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. [Philippians 3:17-18, ESV] Until you can stand up in front…

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Church Planting v. Church Starting…

If a church starts with over 5000 people, is it a church plant?  I’m sure this is dabbling in semantics and wordplay, but I do see a difference between planting a church with a core team of about ten or twenty people and starting a church that runs an attendance of 1000+ the first day. …

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