Browsing All posts tagged under »church planting«

Soma Church Indy is on!

January 14, 2012


I am stoked (and a little late) to announce on here that we have relocated to Indianapolis, IN to begin planting Soma Church. This dream has been a long time coming, and thanks to Jesus and a lot of partners we are finally making it a reality. Contrary to what many may think about the […]

multi-site churches debated

May 1, 2009


The latest issue of the 9marks journal has just been released, and as one who is not a normal reader the subject matter caught my attention – multi-site churches.  As a long-time member and current staff member at a multi-site megachurch, I have had the privilege of possessing a front row seat as our church […]

dr. danny akin and the future of the SBC

April 16, 2009


As long as I have known him, Dr. Danny Akin (President of SEBTS in North Carolina) has never backed down from a good fight.  What’s more, he refuses to fight about things that don’t matter.  Today at SEBTS chapel, he laid down the gauntlet and unleashed a very compelling message on how the SBC should […]

jim collins on thriving in 2009

April 14, 2009


Inc. interviewed business yoda Jim Collins on how to survive and thrive in the so-called “new economy.”  It is a very interesting read, especially the sections on entrepreneurship and the social sector.  Collins argues that there has been a fundamental shift in the way the business elite view entrepreneurs: from sleazy mavericks to heroic warriors […]

courage of a pastor

April 9, 2009


Do you have what it takes to be a pastor? One of the defining characteristics of a pastor is courage – or the will to do what’s right and the fortitude to do it even in the face of great opposition. I have never quite seen a picture like the one above, an amazing story […]

Thirst wrap-up

April 6, 2009


Thanks to all of our students, leaders, and families that were involved in the Thirst mission trip over the last 8 weeks.  Thirst is our annual U.S. urban mission trip that we have been taking since 1999.  The vision is two-fold: 1) leadership reproduction (high school training middle school students in spiritual habits) and 2) […]

good advice for those considering church planting

January 26, 2009


The Acts 29 Network is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing church planting networks in the country.  According to their own statistics, they have not planted one church that has failed up to this point.  That’s pretty good when you consider the going rate for other denominations (even our own) is well over 50%. […]