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I Lost a Teenager Today

  I Lost a Teenager Today. By Pastor-Dad Scott Thomas Some of you want to call Child Protective Services and others want to know the secret to losing a teenager. My oldest son just turned 20 today - officially at 7:26 pm Mountain Time. It seems just like yesterday that our long awaited firstborn arrived and had to be rushed to NICU with a hole in his lung. Jeannie and I were married during the first term of the Reagan administration. That's a long time ago. I was in college playing basketball, leading a community group, and teaching a college Bible class and working full-time at night. Jeannie was an only child now living 2,000 miles away from her parent's home, a mere 18 years old and madly in love with her new 21 year old husband. Okay, maybe not "madly." We dreamed of raising a ...

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I am Proud of My Humility!

I am Proud of My Humility! By Pastor Scott Thomas I am wearied by the inordinate attention given by some Christian leaders to the details of another organization’s  way of doing things. It borders on stalking and voyeurism the way they publicly blog and mention their disagreements in sermons and social networking venues. I am concerned. One does not have to agree with another person to be joined in the pursuit of proclaiming the gospel, albeit with different methods. We do not have to agree with everything done by one of God's shepherds to glorify the person of Jesus. In fact, the gospel is proclaimed more pronouncedly when it is used in multiple means to produce a disciple.   The problem when we deride the non-essential practices or methods of others is that we ...

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Boot Camp Audio from Raleigh Available

The audio from the boot camp recently held in Raleigh is available here.     Hear these messages: Mark Driscoll - Spirit-filled Life of Jesus and Acts 29 Movement (must hear) Wayne Grudem - Gospel Centered Reformed Theology Danny Akin - Preaching the Gospel Andreas Kostenberger - The Effects of Planting on Family & Self Scott Thomas - Ten Qualifications of a Church Planter (Biblical mandate on the man) Daniel Montgomery - Our Mission Ed Marcelle - Mission Rises Out of Discipleship Tyler Jones - Mission Rises Out of Community   The last boot camp of this season is in beautiful San Diego. Information here.   In San Diego, all new materials will be presented by Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Darrin Patrick, Jeff Vanderstelt, Brian Howard and host ...

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Acts 29 Boot Camp in San Diego | May 5-6, 2009

Acts 29 Boot Camps are church planting conferences open to the public that focus on the vision of church planting, calling of the planter, mandate to multiply churches and the theological foundation for gospel-centered church planting. The San Diego Boot Camp will be hosted by Kaleo Church in in San Diego, CA.   Boot Camp Location: New Life Presbyterian Church 5333 Lake Murray Blvd.                    La Mesa, CA  91942    Missional Influence: Multiplying Leaders on Mission for the Gospel   Schedule (subject to minor change)  Tuesday, May 5:9:00am - registration10:00am – Welcome | Scott Thomas10:10am - Worship 10:30am – Session 1: "Influence Through Leadership" - Mark ...

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St Louis Boot Camp Audio Available

Boot Camp Audio from St Louis     Darrin Patrick and Jonathan McIntosh of The Journey hosted the Lead Conference in St Louis October 20-22, 2008. Speakers included Darrin Patrick, Matt Carter, Bryon Chappel, Randy Nabors, Eric Mason and Jonathan.   Find audio here.

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