You can run again

We just got back from a great conference in Atlanta, Velocity 2011, hosted by Churchplanters.com. Last year after coming back from this conference I didn't feel so good about it, or me. If you don't know, last year was our first year at the Mecca of churchplanters conferences following our "crash and burn" experience with a … Continue reading You can run again

Systems and churches

Ed Stetzer asked Darrin Patrick a great question recently, "Why do most churches stay small?" Patrick answered, "Largely because most pastors don't know how to build systems, structures, and processes that are not contingent upon them. Most pastors can care for people, but don't build systems of care. Most pastors can develop leaders individually, but … Continue reading Systems and churches

After church thoughts (9/12/10)

Today was another of several "firsts" for Church180. Today we started a second service. To make our community aware of this service and the teaching series and to invite them to join us, we sent out mailers to every family within a ten mile radius in our community (12,187 families). We didn't get the expected … Continue reading After church thoughts (9/12/10)

Three tips for fundraisers

Ben Franklin had some great advice for fundraisers! Ask people you KNOW will give. Ask those who might give. Let them know what you've raised so far. If appropriate, show them who's already given. Ask those you know won't give. They may surprise you! NEVER say "No" for someone! Give them a chance to surprise … Continue reading Three tips for fundraisers

Why didn’t the church plant survive? (Part 1)

First of all, thanks to each of you who have connected with us since we announced that we would not be launching Walls Down Church. Your encouraging words, inspired prayers, and gracious offers have moved us deeply. We are blessed to have friends like you. Thank you. Now to the issue at hand - why … Continue reading Why didn’t the church plant survive? (Part 1)