Thursday, March 25, 2010

Leverage Facebook for Outreach

I'm very excited about what Ben Hays and his team at Church in the Center are doing. I've seen about 10 attempts to start a new church in the Texas Medical Center are over the past 15 years. Church in the Center is the only one that I have seen survive and thrive. One key is their ability to use social media, particularly Facebook. If you are a church planter or serve on a church planting team, check this out. If you need more help with leveraging social media, contact us here at NCI. Watch this:

Friday, March 19, 2010

First and Never

Ministry (and life) today is full of "firsts" and "nevers." Seth Godin captured this well in his blog post today. As ministry leaders we need to keep this in mind not only for ourselves, but for the people whom we lead. Seth says:

...We keep discovering firsts, the biggest viral video ever, the most twitter followers ever, the fastest bestseller ever... And we constantly discover nevers as well. There's never going to be a mass market TV show that rivals the ones that came before. There's never going to be a worldwide brand built by advertising ever again either. And Michael Jackson's record deal is the last one of its kind...

Read Seth's blog post and think about how this applies to church and ministry life. What are the "firsts" and "nevers" that you have experienced? What are the "firsts" and "nevers" the people in your congregation are experiencing? These are powerful thoughts!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Missional Church

My good friend Will Mancini has some excellent blog posts on "Missional Church." Check them out!

Will's Blog Posts on Missional Church

Monday, March 01, 2010

Are You Fighting the Good Fight?

This past weekend I went on a retreat with 40 other men from our church. We had a lot of fun - shot guns, played Texas Holdem, etc. But we also read through 2 Timothy and talked about what it meant to "fight the good fight of faith."

We must teach our men to be fighters! It probably should be natural right? It's not. To read my reflections on "fighting" see my blog post for business professionals at God Is My Coach.