You are invited to produce a 3 minute Canadian video that shows: a Fresh Expression of Church in your community, or a Church Plant Initiative, or an Innovative Ministry Initiative For ideas, check out the videos posted on this site. What to do: Shoot your video and edit it with voice over, music, transitions and […]
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The first plenary speaker this morning was Ken Blanchard, founder of Lead Like Jesus. He shared his story of coming to faith as a leadership consultant and author, when he learned “everything I had taught and written about leadership, Jesus already did.” He described these stages of leadership development, with stories of Jesus forming his […]
This morning’s two sessions with Francis Chan were the last of the Exponential pre-conference. Chan is the high-profile lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. Just two days ago, however, he announced his resignation, and this topic dominated his powerful message. Chan shared his upcoming transition as a response to Jesus’ call to […]
The second speaker at Monday’s RightNow pre-conference was Matt Chandler. Before this conference, I knew little about Matt except his recent cancer diagnosis. Matt pastors The Village Church in Texas. He began with a warning that much of what passes for Christianity today is actually a Moralistic Deism. He says this has occurred because the […]
On Monday nights in Toronto’s Bloor West Village, the Yellow Griffin Pub’s upstairs room hosts “God at the Pub”. A ministry of Runnymede Community Church for seven years, “God at the Pub” is the result of the church leadership’s fervent prayer and missional impulse to lower the “barriers to entry” posed by their traditional church […]
After visiting the IKEA in North York a few weeks ago, I had to ask, “What does IKEA have that we—the church—don’t have?” This question is at once tongue-in-cheek and a sober one. On the tongue-in-cheek end of things, they’ve obviously got more comfortable seats, a great deal of marketing geniuses (have you seen their commercials?!) and a multi-million dollar advertising budget! On the sober end of things, IKEA, as a culture, presents and represents a challenge to the church.