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Stories from Church Starters

Theological Imprinting

Theological Imprinting    When I was a Psychology major in College, I learned about imprinting. When a bird, or other animal, is born, the first living thing they see is identified as "mother," and they spend the rest of their lives recognizing and relating to that...

Where There is No Vision

Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18) The Bible states in Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The vision to which this verse refers is spiritual vision. Spiritual vision provides direction. It provides challenge and...

Guns in Church?

I read an article on NPR yesterday about a church in Mexico, New York where the church website states that it is “not a gun free zone,” and the pastor, Ron Russell, encourages parishioners to carry guns to church on Sundays. The article states, “Russell, 70, believes...

Flying while Building

One of the analogies I keep hearing around church starting is that you are flying a plane and trying to build it at the same time. After nearly three years in the fray at Forum Church, I couldn't agree more. Here's three things to think about as God calls you to the...

Discipleship

Traveling on the interstate a short time ago, I noticed a bill-board advertising which read, "UNDO 'I DO'.  1-800-DIVORCE." And the name of the law firm doing the advertising was, "Family Law Firm." This struck me as odd. Why would a law firm imply, through its name,...