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Case Study: Meeting the Leadership

Today we’ve moved into the next step in our case study of Franklin Christian Church (FCC) in Franklin, Illinois, and as promised yesterday, we will meet the leadership in this episode.  If you haven’t seen the first few posts in … Continue reading

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What… me change?

At the end of yesterday’s post “Something Special” I mentioned that the challenge for FCC and other churches like it is whether or not enough people there would be willing to make changes to grow, both spiritually as a congregation and numerically … Continue reading

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Something Special

The other day, I told you about the town I visited last week, Franklin, Illinois. In that post, I promised much more about Franklin, and so today I’ll begin telling you some interesting things about the church I visited with, … Continue reading

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Are we becoming obsolete?

Our friend Bargo sent me this photo that he took of an old covered bridge recently, and it struck as both hilarious and chilling; take a closer look at it, if you would… Those old rules are really funny in … Continue reading

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What’s in a Leader?

We live in a time when there just don’t seem to be any leaders out there, but then people have been saying that for centuries.  Yet throughout history, leaders will emerge periodically, sometimes almost from nowhere.  These great leaders are … Continue reading

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“Hey! Aren’t you a history geek?”

“Yes I am, thank you for asking.” “Then how is it that you’re always slamming traditions in the church?” “That is a great question.  Let’s see if I can explain that…” It’s true, I am into history.  You may have … Continue reading

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The Other Question

This Could Turn into a Rant! In the interests of full disclosure, this question was asked before the question I posted about this morning. You can read the earlier post here. The question was: Do you see the Holy Spirit working … Continue reading

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Worship Team as a laboratory for making disciples

“Bargo” asked me to post something on this topic which really goes back to a remark I made in a conversation some months ago.  Worship Team is a laboratory for making disciples… For this remark to make any sense, a … Continue reading

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Memorial of warning and hope

The old Memorial Christian Church building stands in Rock Island, Illinois where it has been since 1896.  It has been the home of thriving congregations of Christians who shared the light of Jesus Christ in Rock Island for many generations. … Continue reading

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Friends

There are times when you have the chance to step back and take stock, times when it’s perfectly natural to experience wonder at all of the things God is doing in your midst.  In these times, we have a sort … Continue reading

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