Who's Kingdom Will Grow?

About a year ago Image Church relocated about a mile away from our current meeting location.. Now.. I know some pastors have a tendency to get bent out of shape about stuff like that but we have been really excited to see another church move into the community. I remember...

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Kids Helping Kids

My son (who is 7) is planning a fundraiser to benefit the orphans of Bali, the Indonesian Island where we have been working. Below are the details. If you are a Northern Virginia resident please make plans to attend. What: Costume Party & Contest When: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 @...

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Core Beliefs About Church Planting

One of my goals over the next five years is to see our church send out 20 church planters a year. I am quickly realizing that we will never reach this goal if we don’t settle on some foundational beliefs about how we will plant new churches. With that said,...

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The Law of Seven Touches

So I’m reading a book for school that taught about the Law of Seven Touches.. The book states, “the church that contacts the most people, the most times will have the most growth”… This sounds like marketing 101 to me and makes me want to run for the hills… However,...

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More About the "Big Ask"

I know that many are wondering about the “Big Ask”. Although I can’t yet divulge the details, I can say that our church asked for several acres of property from an unnamed organization. We have been meeting in a school for the past four years and have committed to focus...

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The Big Ask

I heard Ben Arment talk about “The Big Ask” one time…. The big ask is when you ask for something that you have no right to ask for from someone who has no obligation to give it to you.  Tomorrow I will make the biggest ask since the day I...

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Were You Born in a Barn?

At Pillar Church we have a bit of a back door issue. What I mean is, the vast majority of those who visit Pillar Church never return. For example, in 2008 we only retained around 20% of those who visited. This is up slightly from 15% in 2007. In an...

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Who Is The Rich Man?

I’m teaching through the book of James right now and he makes this comment about rich people… Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat...

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Sponsor a Baby

I am a big fan of planting churches under the authority of another local church. Some call this sponsor church, parent church, mother church… whatever floats your boat. Their has been this trend in planting to center everything around the man who serves as the planter. I have to agree...

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