Not Recomended

When Jennifer and I were in Florida a few weeks ago we got the chance to visit a church that we helped to plant during our first year of marriage. At the time the Church was called “Point of Grace Church.” I was assisting Brett Maragni, the church planter, and...

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Jihad On Our Website?!

Tonight Keilan called me an said that he went to our church website and found that some of Allah’s messengers had waged Jihad on our piece of cyber real estate. I did a little searching and found out that this group had hacked into hundreds of websites and replaced their...

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Pillar Constitution Day!

Ya, we used a feather pen! – This was a great day… really significant for those who have been along for the journey. We also had a “kids constitution” where the kids came up and signed a really simple, one page version of the constitution. Altogether an unforgettable day.

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Gas Prices at an All Time Low!

Virtually my entire ministry career I have lived far away from the church where I serve. Jennifer and I have spent countless hours to and from church plants. Just to give you an idea of the dept of our insanity, here is a rundown of where I have lived compared...

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Whiteboard & Planting Seminar

For those of you who live under a rock there is a pretty hip conference on the horizon for the DC area. First there is this and then the next day there is this. Whiteboard is being put together by Ben Arment. It is going to be really nice to...

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Craigs List for Jesus

The Clifton house has been plagued with illness. In the midst of packing for our move next Friday we have been trying to nurse Noah Back to health from a bad case of strep throat. Thursday night Jennifer stayed home with the kids while I went to our small group...

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We the the People

On the three year anniversary of Pillar church (3/30/08) we will be signing our church constitution. Before we adopt the constitution we are releasing it for everyone to read over. Please feel free to give comments, good or bad, in the comments section. Pillar Church has adopted a “Biblical Eldership”...

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Over the Edge

Today I am working with my denomination to train new church planters in Virginia. I remember going through these sessions a few years ago. When I went through them that time I had all of my own ideas all lined out in my head before I arrived. The leadership would...

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