Category Archives: church planting

practical adventures as well as insights on church planting

Peter Rollins on theooze.tv

Another quality message (10 minutes total time) from Rollins. I really find myself connecting with this guys words the possibilities he dreams and shares. I hear his words of participation and transformation!

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Observe and Report

I was wondering when a church became a “Church” and no longer a “church plant?” I think I now know. Okay maybe I don’t but I have some good practical evidence to prove that I am on to something. That … Continue reading

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Should we value weekly attendance in church?

The easy answer for me on this, believe it or not, is yes we should value it. At the end of the day someone who makes an effort to be with the community week in and week out even if … Continue reading

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a few bizarre church planting thoughts

I’ve been doing some thinking lately about church planting in Canada and thought I would share some of my thoughts (ideas) with you. It is my premise that the way we church plant in Canada has not really changed over … Continue reading

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Book 28/48 – Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

The most helpful thought (concept) that I received from the book was no matter how cool new technologies are, unless there is a conversation to be had the tools render themselves useless. I see this over and over as people … Continue reading

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it doesn’t have to look that way

I think when someone asks “who is the pastor” of a church, what they are really asking is “who is in charge.” I might be presumptuous in saying that, but if you really thought about it, this is what many … Continue reading

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Can you remind me when I became a pastor again?

No one prepares you for this. You think that you are just some guy, with friends starting a community that will hopefully impact your neighbourhood with some exciting Jesus type action and then it happens. Someone treats you like you’re … Continue reading

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a salary-less church

In the emulation of twitter, I want to post some “140 character or less” thoughts on this topic. its easy to talk about a salary-less church when you don’t get your salary from the church. giving to our church has … Continue reading

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One size fits all?

A while back Joe and Jeremy who were the main producers on this documentary (at least when they were in BC), came and visited us at the open house in Vancouver, BC. They spent some time interviewing Kristin and I … Continue reading

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5 bad habits I gained from church planting

In light of this new year and the constant re-evaluation I find my self doing over and over, I thought I would consider some of my bad habits (because it seems that most resolutions come out of wanting to change … Continue reading

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