This last weekend was a great time for catching up. My younger brother and his wife were at my parents' over the holiday weekend and we got to spend about twenty-four hours with them before they make their way back to LA. My brother is Pastor of Technical Services at Real Life Church in Santa … Continue reading Catching up
We are in the process of launching our small groups at Connexion and part of that process is recruiting leaders for this new, wild ride! One of my "new recruits" emailed me some of the most thoughtful questions I have gotten on the subject of small groups. Over the next several days, I want to … Continue reading Small Group Scenerios: Part 1
This last week, our XGroups discussed merging our passions, the things that God placed in us to love and do and his purpose to bring the world back to Him through his son. We walked through a chart that rated four areas that should impact how well we do this. These are: Receiving training from … Continue reading Merging Our Passions with God’s Purpose
Tonight, I will be leading my XGroup, our small groups at Connexion for the second week. We are taking our entire launch team through groups right now, called Turbo Groups. These groups are designed to be short, yet effective ways to experience group life. We want these potential leaders to experience group life so they … Continue reading Turbo Groups
I started Twittering about a month ago. At first, it seemed odd to me. Why would anyone want to know what I am doing during my day. Then I realized the potential for what it can be. As I began to follow other Christian leaders I got a great amount of insight into how they … Continue reading Twitterrific!
I went to the doctor yesterday to get some allergy relief. This really wet spring/summer has really took its toll on me with mold and other allergens. While I was sitting there in the waiting room I got to thinking. I could be the stereotypical male and refuse to go to the doctor and ignore … Continue reading Ask for Help?
I got to spend some time with one of our elders this morning. I had asked him to lead one of our summer topical small groups and we went to Indianapolis to look and touch real life studies. It wasn't the picking of the study that was rewarding, it was the two hours spent in … Continue reading Relational Investment