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 ...
During the Christmas holidays, you may find yourself with some more time to be able to listen to sermons that you wouldn't otherwise have. So while you are traveling, taking some time off, or just relaxing - here are some listening tracks covering the three key elements of Acts 29's values: The Man, The Mission, and The Message.
Also, check out "A Good Soldier," a video by Mark Driscoll briefly eplaining these three key elements of Acts 29's values.
(Total Running Time: 5 hours 50 minutes)
The Calling of the Planter - Mark Driscoll
The Biblical Mandate on the Man - Scott Thomas
The Ox: Qualifications of a Church Planter - Mark Driscoll
Am I a Church Planter? - Scott Thomas
The Man - Mark Driscoll
Steve Treichler of Hope Community Church in Minneapolis, MN was interviewed at our Louisville Boot Camp last month. Here he gives some advice to church planters in the areas of preparing to preach and being a one woman man.
For more advice on preparing to preach, check out clips from Darrin Patrick here.
For more on being a one woman man, as well as the other qualifications of a church planter, listen to Mark Driscoll's The Ox - Qualifications of an Acts 29 Church Plan...
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, ...