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Speedlinking – February 4, 2009

Big news and an opportunity to get a daily dose of Calvin at Reading the Institutes. A great reminder – The only thing I can control Summary of our Congregational Care retreat at Congregational Care at Resurrection in ’09. A Re-Visioning Prayer that I found to be an inspiration. I found this post to be […]

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Strategic Planning in the UMC

Does the itinerant system in the United Methodist Church work against strategic planning? I want to be an excellent strategic planner and have been thinking more about how this works in the United Methodist Church. I suggest that it is important to look at a strategic plan for several years into the future. I recognize […]

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Speedlinking – September 4, 2008

Why I’m Glad Some at Granger Don’t Believe in the Bible – A passionate post from Tim Stevens about evangelism, discipleship, the crowd and the church. Wesley Covenant Prayer, remixed – a relevant and faithful prayer from Allen Ewing-Merrill. Do you have a daily rule? Check out Tony Steward’s –  20 Rules – what are […]

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Business of the Church: Strategic Planning (5 of 5)

This is a part of a series of posts responding to the question: Is the church a business? Today the focus is on strategic planning. Strategic planning is a part of the culture at Resurrection. From strategic objectives for the entire congregation for the year to goal setting and a review process for each employee […]

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Speedlinking – June 21, 2008

Ben Simpson writes that Sometimes Eschatology Makes Me Want to Vomit – I agree! Signal vs. Noise post, Finding the natural size of your company, has great application for faith communities. When you have to go, some places are better than others – America’s Best Restroom 2008 (I am not kidding.) Practical Advice on boarding […]

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How Far Can We See?

This is one of my all time favorite Resurrection videos. This was produced in 2005 for the capital campaign for the west building here at Resurrection. It is an amazing 10 minutes that gives me chills throughout and brings me close to tears. I think that Resurrection continues to have a great future and it […]

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Guest Blog – A 3-Year Plan

This is a guest post from Kyle Holt of The New Parables and The Bible in Rhyme. From his blog: Each person is called to use the talents God gave us; to be a voice of one calling out in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight paths for Him.” I turned […]

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Influencing the United Methodist Church

Last week one of my colleagues asked, Are you comfortable with the influence that The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has on the United Methodist Church? Yes, I am comfortable with the influence that Resurrection has on the denomination. I think that Resurrection seeks to represent the extreme center in the United Methodist Church […]

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Speedlinking – February 19, 2008

In reviewing a book, Kevin Watson raises the question of congregations connection with the denomination at Vital Signs – Some Thoughts. Michael Lukaszewski gives a great reminder about the focus and purpose within a congregation at What We Don’t Do. Saying “no” an important post from unclutterer. Gavin Richardson gives some faith filled pick up […]