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Sharing The Lord’s Supper Around Tables

June 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Christianity, Religion

Sunday nights at the building pose its own special set of issues. You can do a scaled down Sunday morning. You can just sing. Or you can try something outside of the box. Last year we had people tell their story. It was moving and I still remember much of what was said and the […]

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Community Naturally Arises Out of BIG Events

September 15th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Acts of the Apostles, Baptism, Bible, Christ, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, New Testament, Religion

One of the times our nation has felt the closest sense of community was in the days following 9/11. Flags were everywhere. People felt connected. Churches were jam packed. People needed to be together and they knew it. This is because of a pretty universal concept that community naturally arises out of big events. Today, […]

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Community – Setting Expectations Too Low

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Discipleship, Ministry, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Small Groups

A second realization that came from yesterday’s sermon on community was that I have expected too little from the members of our congregation. When I was initially coming up with some things that would motivate people to come to groups I noticed that we have gone to great lengths to remove as many barriers as […]

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Giving Up on Creating Community

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Discipleship, Ministry, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Theology

Last week I gave up on creating community. There it is. I said it. I can’t tell you how many books and how to’s I have read and heard on how to get it done. Over the last four years I have spent a whole lot of time trying to figure out how to create […]

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Dealing with Loneliness

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Old Testament, Religion

The only guy who had a right to feel lonely was Adam prior to God making Eve. I guess you might say Elijah after the Mt. Carmel incident but even with that God assured him there were people on his side. Genesis 2:18 says, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I […]

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Facebook – The New Tool for Ministry

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Ministry, Religion

I have been amazed at how many of our 20s and 30s are on facebook. Seeing this trend I decided that I would see how well this social networking tool could be used to enhance existing ministries. I started a facebook group for our 20s and 30s aptly called Northwest 20s & 30s we got […]

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