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Why is food important when it comes to church planting?

Photo credit: CarbonNYC (Creative Commons) A post about food seems appropriate after the amount I've eaten over the past two days! Food is very important in the context of seeing multiplying churches. Luke 10 is our signature passage on how to reach out to those who don't yet know the Lord. It tells us that… Read More

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Unlikely candidates?

Jesus chose the most unlikely candidates to promote his message. Photo credit: More Good Foundation (Creative Commons) Think of the woman at the well in John 4. She is certainly a person of reputation–five husbands, and now living with yet another man–worthy of a modern soap opera. She has other factors working against her too.… Read More

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How do we recognize a person of peace?

In Luke 10, Jesus tells his disciples to find a person of peace (verse 5) and to bless their oikos (home, or circle of influence). What is a person of peace? A person of peace is someone who has reputation (good or bad), influence, and is open to receive us. We can recognize them because… Read More

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Why it’s more difficult to have community when working with existing believers

Many of today's simple/organic churches  start when a Christian with a vision of a group meeting in a home or other culturally relevant context invites his/her friends to start a church. The problem is that usually those coming only know the person who invited them; they may not know the other people involved.  It takes… Read More