Planning an Intentional Devotional Life for 2010. Do you have a plan?
by JR Vassar, Pastor of The Apostle's Church NYC
The most important thing you can do in 2010 is cultivate a devotional life that facilitates the intimate nearness of God. You won't accidentally get close to God. So, for 2010, I wanted to encourage you to embrace a focused intentionality in your devotional life. Here are some things I have been thinking through with regards to my devotional practices in 2010.
Have a no exemption time and place to meet with God. If you do not schedule in focused time with God, everything else in your life will schedule it out. Have a time and place and treat it as an appointment with the most important person in the universe. And, keep it; no ...
We want to take this time to recommend to you the upcoming Exponential conference happening April 19-22, 2010 in Orlando, FL. This conference will be 4 days packed with 60 difference speakers talking on the issues of the church and church planting.
Here are a couple of reasons to consider attending:
The Exponential Conference features some great speakers: Some of the speakers will include Acts 29's own: Scott Thomas, Darrin Patrick, Matt Chandler, and Matt Carter. You will also have the chance to listen to people like Ed Stetzer, Francis Chan, Larry Osbourne, Billy Hornsby, Louis Giglio, and Alan Hirsch. You can see the list of speakers at here.
There’s something about church planters gathering. We experience this regularly at our Acts 29 ...
So you need an executive pastor. What do you look for? Who is the right guy? How does he fit with you as the lead planter/pastor? Jamie Munson, lead pastor at Mars Hill Church, shares what he sees as some key points to think through when looking for an Executive Pastor.
For advice from Nate Williams of Vintage 21 when hiring an executive pastor, ...
Tri-Perspectival Leadership Diagram
Leon Chingcuangco has distilled David Fairchild's & Drew Goodmanson's (of Kaleo Church) talks at Vintage 21 down to a chart called “Triperspectival Leadership - Fulfilling the Offices of Christ“. In it the offices of Prophet, Priest and King are contrasted to examine Characteristics, Positive Tendencies, Negative Tendencies, Eventual Outworking, Errors of Uni-Perspectival Leadership, Possible Idols and Reductionism. These are from the sessions Triperspectival Leadership & Prophet, Priest & King.
The Resurgence has just released some new information and resources for Jonathan Dodson's (of Austin City Life) book Fight Clubs: Gospel-Centered ...
Tiger's transgression can teach us how to deal with sin: Don't delay confession, don't run from truth, and don’t hide in isolation.
Although I am a huge fan of golf, I have found no interest in the Tiger Woods story. I think Tiger’s game is at the top in his ability, focus, passion and tenacity. But as far as his character goes, Tiger was already near the bottom of my “admirable golfers” list. His hot temper, juvenile display of frustration over a bad shot and his entitlement attitude made him an athlete to watch but not admire.
Today, Tiger posted the following on his website
I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to ...