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Speedlinking – August 27, 2010

“Falling with Style” Still a Goal – I hope to be able to fall with style as well. My District Superintendent is blogging a return trip to Vietnam after 40 years away at The Year of the Metal Dog. Why Innovation Thrives at the Mayo Clinic could be replicated in churches. Brilliant work at Internet […]

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church ministry

Zimbabwe: Photos and Locations (7 of 8)

As much as I have tried to explain in text what the trip to Zimbabwe was like, there is nothing like photos and locations to see what it was like. I created a log of our trip on Google Earth (http://earth.google.com/)¬†which you can download below. You can “fly” to each of the locations that we […]

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renewing the church

Zimbabwe: Chabadza (6 of 8)

I was deeply encouraged by learning about the concept of chabadza. This is a custom of the Shona people of Zimbabwe in which a traveler stops to help anyone whom they pass as they are going on their way. If I am traveling from village to village and see someone working in their field, I […]

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Back in the United States

I made it back safely from Zimbabwe last week with the team from the Kansas West Annual Conference. I had an amazing time hearing stories and meeting the people of Zimbabwe. I am working on sorting through the photos and stories. I hope to be able to share them with you in a few days. […]

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Blogging Break – Zimbabwe

Nicole and I are flying tomorrow to Zimbabwe. I will be away from internet access for a while and will take a break from blogging in the interim. I am looking forward to sharing more after our return from the trip on February 9. Will you please pray for safety, health, God’s vision and direction […]

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Blog Hiatus – Suggestions?

I am taking a blogging hiatus for the rest of the week. I will be traveling to a Kansas West residency event in the first part of the week and to visit Nicole’s family of origin in North Carolina in the latter part of the week. In the meantime, I am looking for your guidance. […]

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Speedlinking – August 19, 2009

Children, Children Everywhere – From my Dad’s trip to Africa The Report of Section 23 – From my Dad’s trip to Africa Preaching at Streamview – From my Dad’s trip to Africa Soon I Will Be a Dad. I Am Learning New Things All the Time – Excellent tip! Church Online: Strengths – Reflections from […]

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Celebrate Grandpa’s Birthday

This weekend, Nicole and I are traveling to Plains, KS to celebrate my grandpa’s birthday. There will be a big gathering of my aunts, uncles and cousins. The fun will include a garage sale, an amazing race, cookout at the lake, singing special music in worship and birthday dinner at the church. This will be […]

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Road Trip for Worship Online

At the recent National Church Leadership Conference, I had the opportunity to be a part of a workshop about pastoring an online network church. The presenter, Reggie Kidd, is part of the leadership at Northland, A Church Distributed. He shared a video which I found to be fascinating, encouraging and hopeful. What do you think?

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ministry renewing the church

Why take a church benchmarking trip?

During my time at Resurrection, I have taken three trips to benchmark other churches. Bus trip with senior staff to Willow Creek and Granger Community Church North Coast Church and Rock Harbor in preparation for launch of the Vibe worship service LifeChurch.tv in preparation for launch of the internet campus. Each of these trips have […]

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Integrating the Variegated Life of Theology and Ministry

Does that title make sense to you? It is going to make more sense to me this week. I am currently a probationary member of the Kansas West Annual Conference. I am in a time of preparation for ordination. One of the requirements for ordination is to respond to a series of theological questions in […]

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Prayers for my Dad

I am on my way to Wichita this morning to be with my dad, Mark Conard, who is having a medical procedure this afternoon. I am going to make a short trip down and back today and ask for your prayers for my dad for healing, for my mother, Joyce, as we watch and wait […]