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Ways to see a greater harvest #2

 Are we willing to sit in the smoking section? (Neil Cole)   Many of us believers are so busy with our Christian friends or with church related activities that we have no time to make friends with other people. Not only that, some have an inbuilt fear that we will somehow be contaminated by rubbing… Read More

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Ways to see a greater harvest #1

      I recently reread the book, "destined for the throne" by Paul Bilheimer. The main premise of the book is based on a quote by John Wesley: "God does nothing except an answer to prayer." Bilheimer goes on to explain that God has chosen to limit himself in order that we might get on-the-job… Read More

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15 reasons why we don’t see harvest

  Here are some reasons why we may not see the kind of harvest we long for: We are so involved with other believers we do not have time for friendship with those who do not yet know Jesus. We are fearful of being "contaminated" by too much contact with the world.  Lack of the… Read More

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Becoming a commercial fisherman (part two)

 Continuing the topic of church planting: I immediately went through the Gospels looking at every reference to fishing. There were several. Even though in Mongolia, I did not have a concordance, it became apparent that several different methods of fishing were described. Sometimes the disciples threw or cast their nets into the water (e.g. Matthew… Read More

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Becoming a commercial fisherman

It may have been the salty yak milk tea, but I had a vivid dream one night when we were in Mongolia. In the dream, I was with a small group of people. I handed them a book saying, "This is a book on how to be a commercial fisherman."   The clue that this… Read More

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The votes are in!

 Last week, I sent out a tweet asking people to vote on the next topic I will be covering in this blog. The votes are in! By a 2 to 1 majority, people would like to hear more about the subject of church planting. So over the next few weeks, I will be covering that… Read More

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Social media; becoming a trust agent

I've been reading a book recently called "Trust Agents; Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation and Earn Trust" by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith. I would have downloaded a picture of the book but my technological expertise failed me yet again!  There is no question that social media is here to stay.  Facebook… Read More

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A response to the discussion on women in leadership

The following comments were made by Carolyn Spence in response to a very active discussion on simplechurch.com on the subject of women speaking in meetings. They illustrate what the last few blog posts have been trying to do. “This discussion has allowed freedom to develop in me, because it wasn't until I had to answer the claims… Read More

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John White on women in leadership (part one)

 I was talking with a group of women friends the other day and we were discussing how many men we know between us who are actively training and promoting women into leadership. The number is sadly very small. John White is one of those who is doing this.  He is actively seeking for women apostolic… Read More

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2007 National House Church Conference – Its not too late to register

We all rejoice in the good things that are happening in many traditional church settings. But it is clear, as evidenced in George Barna’s book, REVOLUTION, that Jesus is pointing many of his people outside of the buildings that have come to define Christianity as we have known it. Mass movements of Christians into new… Read More