What’s Your Number? 

What’s Your Number? 

We were almost four years into our second church plant and I was determined to break the 400 growth barrier.  We were hovering in the low to mid-300s in attendance, and I was convinced that this would finally be the year we broke through to new heights. I started reading

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Spiritually Attuned Leadership for a Generation of Esthers

Spiritually Attuned Leadership for a Generation of Esthers

One of the best parts about my job is that I get to connect with a bunch of leaders who have some kind of “balcony view” of the church, in that they lead networks of leaders.  My favorite conversations are the ones where we’re exchanging notes on what we’re seeing

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Up Around the Bend: What’s Ahead for Multisite?

Up Around the Bend: What’s Ahead for Multisite?

"It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." Yogi Berra In the fall of 2001, a handful of multisite pioneers and trailblazers came together in Chicago to share their experiences and learn from one another. Those of us in the room at the “yellow box” facility of Community

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Knowledge Velocity, Draft Horses, and the Future of the Church

Knowledge Velocity, Draft Horses, and the Future of the Church

The way people live has changed more between today and 1924 than it did between 1924 and 1024. Put another way, the human experience has changed more in the last 100 years than the 1,000 years before that.  Knowledge velocity, or the rate at which knowledge doubles, has accelerated from

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