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On Success.

18Nov09

Been pondering “success” lately.  What does it mean to be successful?  Specifically, what does it mean for a campus ministry (or church) to be successful?  And how the heck do we define “success” anyway!? Success is clearly not numerical growth.  It may involve numerical growth, but it is not exclusive to that.  An oak tree […]


What do you think of these 4 areas of focus?  Are they too broad?  Too specific?  Is it possible to focus on 4 things at once?  Can a large institution initiate focus for the whole machine from the top down?  If so, how would it go about doing it (i.e. saying so doesn’t make it […]


The Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the […]


So, we prayed.  I was a bit late (traffic) but Liz and Jackson and I spread out across campus and prayed that God’s Kingdom would come to campus as it is in heaven.  We “marked” our prayers with blank post-its or sidewalk chalk.  If you see random post-its (like this pic) or marks on campus […]


Jesus says: “What is all that?  Egypt, Italy, Greece, Germania, Asia, what is all that?  It’s the world, my lord.  That’s what it is to us, it’s the world to whom we are to be the light, we, our people!” He was outraged.  “What are you saying?” “It’s where I live, my lord,” I said.  […]


From Chris Marshall: Ordinary Community: Being Ready It is the sense of entitlement that I am speaking against when it comes to vocational roles in ministry. I am not against the idea of being paid, I am against the assumption that its the way it always has been and always will be. God does not […]


Below is a diagram of the four realms of experience, taken from an unlikely source*. Though I am not fond of the term “escapist” this is the quadrant that I perceive our Stations engaging. We (all who go through the stations) should be active participants – not mere observers. There should be some kind of […]