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Dave Ferguson at Exponential 2013

Dave Ferguson of Community Christian Church and New Thing led a main session at Exponential 2013 on how we can evaluate our movement from assimilation to a disciple making culture. Here are my notes on this session:

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Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Discipleship, Ministry Reflections

 

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Jen Hatmaker at Exponential 2013

Jen Hatmaker brought a challenging session at Exponential 2013 at this morning’s main session. Here are my brief notes: Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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John Burke on From Assimilating to Creating Community

The second speaker in our main session this afternoon was John Burke of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. I have heard John speak a number of times but this time he was addressing the need for having some intentionality about how we lead people along a pathway of growth and mission. Here are my notes: Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Mike Breen on From Assimilating to Creating Community

Mike Breen of 3DM opened up our main sessions on the topic of moving from assimilating to creating community. Mike has been on the forefront of work with missional communities in the UK and here in the States. I was disappointed that he wasn’t given more time, but what follows are the few notes that I took from his message: Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Francis Chan on Discipleshift

Francis Chan took us into a heartfelt discussion of discipleship and pastoral ministry in the second main session of the Exponential 2013 conference. My notes are included below: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Discipleship, Ministry Reflections

 

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Jim Putman on Discipleshift

Jim Putman of Real Life Church Ministries in Idaho kicked off the first main session of the Exponential 2013 conference this afternoon. I will be blogging throughout the conference. Here are my notes from Jim’s message:

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Posted by on April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Instant Faith?

ThumbnailThis past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I launched a new series called “Beginning to Live.” The focus of this past weekend was faith and so my blog posts this week are all about faith.

Faith is something very challenging for us in our day. We live in a fast-paced culture intent on instant gratification. We think of an item that we want and we immediately search for it online. We find it at a good price. We purchase it with credit. We have it shipped to us within two to three days. When we receive that item, there are times when we no longer remember exactly why we wanted it in the first place.

We want what we want and we want it soon: a few hours, a few days, or hopefully not more than a week.

Look at these words about the faith of those from times past:

They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. (Hebrews 11:13)

They heard the promise, they believed it, and then they lived in light of it…but they did not often receive it within their days on earth. What a hard concept for us today. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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