WE MADE IT!

I've been eager to post to let you all know how things are going, but moving is a lot (more than I ever realized). This is really just a...

Power to give

On a recent flight, the guy next to me noticed my phone was flirting with death. It had that little sliver of red that indicated that I...

Covenant and Conflict

I LOVE marriage and I HATE conflict (especially in my marriage). As a result I try really hard to minimize conflict in my marriage, but...

New Stuff

This next blog is from our 8 year old son, David: I'm exited about moving to Denver because I can do stuff that I have never done before....

How It Started

I created the "Family Room" Category so my kids can contribute to the blog as they feel inspired. Today's post is shared by our 10 year...

We have a name!

In the summer of 1858 at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in the far reaches of the Kansas Territory, gold was discovered. The excitement...

One Hundred and something days

We've got just over 100 days until we move to Denver, and a mountain of things to accomplish. 100 days feels like a ton of time, but it...

Staying in Step

I spent last week in Denver to walk and pray; to meditate and reflect; and to look for potential places to live and have our church...

Bylaws and stuff

In case you've been wondering what goes into a church plant at this stage, here's a bunch of stuff that we've been working on lately for...

(720) Challenge

(720) is one of the area codes that services Highland, Denver, Colorado where we are planning to establish the new church. The (720)...

Discipleship Lessons

A few weeks can pass in a flinch. It turns out that keeping up a blog while trying to finish grad school, leading a congregation and...

Learning to Pray

"God teaches us to pray by inviting us to do the impossible." ~ Pastor Carol Grossman Prayer is a big part of how I got started on this...

Good Idea, Bad Idea. Part 2 - Should I go?

In this Church Plant edition of "Good Idea, Bad Idea" I want to share a few good reasons vs bad reasons to go on a church plant.... This...

#TeamDenver

About 8 years ago, while starting a campus ministry at GMU, there were a bunch of consecutive weeks where nobody showed up to the Bible...

Good Idea, Bad Idea. Part 1

Animaniacs was my favorite cartoon as a kid. One of my favorite segments was the "Good Idea. Bad Idea." segment where they contrast a...

DANGEROUS PRAYERS

"Set your alarm for 9:38 every day. Use this as a reminder to pray for laborers to enter the harvest field." ~Gregg Tipton That was the...

A Church by any other name...

"What are you going to name it?" This one of the the most often asked question so far. Even as I write this my phone is exploding with...

Different from every other Church

One of the more interesting questions that I have been asked during this process is "How will this be different from every other church?"...

Promotions for everyone!

Every time that a leader moves to a new place, it initiates a reshuffling of the people who remain that fills the leadership voids that...

It's always been hard

Our church grew up yesterday. We took a huge step toward the ranks of churches that have sacrificed their comfort for the sake of the...

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