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Pride and Leading as a Servant

Google defines pride as: “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.“ Most of us are proud, or want to be proud of who we are. In practice this usually takes on … Continue reading »

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Pride and Leading as a Servant

Google defines pride as: “ . The difference between these two is the object of our satisfaction: will I be satisfied by God or will I be satisfied by my achievements? Realizing this dichotomy is the beginning of transformation. Once we decide we will draw our satisfaction from God, it is easier to see that … Continue reading »

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Posting from Evernote

I use Evernote pretty extensively on all of my devices. I found a great WordPress plugin to sync my Evernote folder with my blog; Sentinote. It also uses markdown which I haven’t tried yet, but will be testing out here! Like it! Unlike

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Looking for a computer programmer

Grace is at a place in our growth where IT is needed as a primary support for progress. There are many work processes which need to be automated.  Our Computer Programmer will be responsible for all system automation and software development. The right candidate will: Be a Christ follower (at least 3 years) and member … Continue reading »

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North Point Ministries

On Monday afternoon we had a conversation with Bill Willits, Bob Strickland and Joel Thomas of North Point Church about their multi site structure. North Point has an interesting matrix structure.  Bill leads North Point Ministries and Bob leads Campus Ministries.  Bill provides ministry coaches for all the core ministries at each campus and Bob … Continue reading »

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Life Church

We had a great conversation with Kevin Penry last Thursday.  Kevin is the central operations leader at LifeChurch.tv and has an amazing amount of knowledge and experience in building a multi site church.  LifeChurch.tv, in addition to being the creator of YouVersion, preaches the gospel to about 50,000 people a week in 5 states at … Continue reading »

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Multi site models

In the reading I’ve been doing, I see three major trends as it applies to the originating campus with multi site models: The church was established as a multi site church and there is not one main campus (multiple pastors, rotation / live preaching at each site). There is still central support for some functions, … Continue reading »

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Looking for an IT Director

Our IT manager, Curtis is moving to North Carolina. Curtis has been with us for a couple years and has brought our IT support to a new level. With Curtis leaving, we will be hiring a new IT Director. The right candidate will: Be a Christ follower (at least 3 years) and member of Grace … Continue reading »

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Selfishness

In this passage we are face to face with the fact that the essence of sin is to put self in the place of God. This quote is from William Barclay in response to Romans 1:18-23. Simply restated, the essence of sin is selfishness: in the garden, Eve wanted what she wanted more than what … Continue reading »

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Ithaca

As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and … Continue reading »

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