Tag Archives: Imitating Jesus

A Simple Way To Boost Church Planting

The other day at Starbucks, I bumped into Jeremy.  He’s preparing for ministry in college with an eye toward church planting.   He’s a the son of a two church planting co-pastors.  He’s got incredible gifts for leadership.  He’s majoring in Religious Studies and plans to … Continue reading

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Missional Living Micro Post

Of the twelve best know apostles, eleven were killed and the one who survived (John) suffered. Yet each would have said confidently, soberly, that Jesus protected them. Either they were all crazy fools (but they didn’t live or write like … Continue reading

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One Idea on the Art of Neighboring

One of my mentors, Wayne Bauer, gave me a book a few weeks ago called The Art of Neighboring.    (You can learn more here.) I want to share one idea that made me think and reflect.   A group of pastors … Continue reading

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To Live a Questionable Life

Francis of Assisi is often quoted as saying, “Preach the Gospel at all times.  Use words only when necessary.”   He didn’t actually put it that way, but according to his biographers, he probably would have agreed.  Francis lived the … Continue reading

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Evangelism That Is Not Awkward: Finding the Person of Peace

What if evangelism was a lot more like making a friend? But I have to confess, evangelism was not my thing and I felt guilty about it.  In college, some friends invited me to go out with them to do … Continue reading

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Nine Time-ly Ideas for Building Up Your Missional Community

To build a missional community, spend time with one another. That’s the number one lesson I’m learning. I haven’t been at this long, but this is what I am learning.  In addition to organized Up-In-Out activities, do this: Hang out. … Continue reading

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Getting Missional. Going “Out”

So, we’re getting ready to go “out” to support Young Life. Last night, the Cimarrone Missional Community gathered.   We ate. We worshiped.  I taught briefly on our Kingdom responsibilities as God’s children.  Then Valerie Frank and Pat Thomas told … Continue reading

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In Discipleship, 90% of Success Is…

Spending time together with Jesus.   I’m writing this late.  I apologize in advance for the typos… But yep.  Spending time with other disciples in full awareness that Jesus is there makes the difference.  I am observing that the difference … Continue reading

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