A Vision for New Churches

Today we finished our Roots series. While only four weeks, the series sets a trajectory toward our future. We started with a night last month where we communicated a revised mission and vision, and set some goals for the next five years. One of those goals—and perhaps one of the more difficult ones to live out— was to have at least one new church established within the next five years.

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I’ve referenced Tim Keller’s “Why Plant Churches?” article so many times, I figure I’d send it along one more time. If you haven’t read it, and you’re a part of our church family, then I would suggest you read it. However, today I wanted to give three more statements to you.  Continue reading “A Vision for New Churches”

Vision 2020 Debrief

I wanted to take a moment to give a few comments on our Vision 2020 night—a night where we came together as a church family to forge ahead into the next five years.

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If you’re like me, you think talk is cheap, especially talk about strategic plans“Let’s just make disciples”, one will say. “That’s what Jesus did.” Problem is, people don’t just know (1) what that is, or (2) how to do it. We must all help one another to make disciples—and we all choose language, structures, systems to help accomplish that end. . . Continue reading “Vision 2020 Debrief”