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Issue No. 3              Tools & Trainings for Organic Church Movements

Three things to share with you in this third issue:
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3) Going retro with our feature article.  Well maybe retro is too strong of a word.  We are looking back a couple of years at a letter which still speaks to us today & into tomorrow.
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September 8th (Sat) in Long Beach CA     8:45am-4pm
  (with lunch)
Organic Leadership: Rediscovering Biblical Leadership for Organic Churches
Trainer: Neil Cole
Download workshops information here: LB Organic Workshops (PDF) 

>>Go here to register for the workshop

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September 20th - 22nd  First and Second Story Greenhouse in St. Paul/Minn,MN.

October 5th - 7th First Story Greenhouse in Cary, NC.

October 5th - 7th First Story Greenhouse in Fond du Lac, WI.

October 19th - 21st Fiirst Story Greenhouse in New Jersey.

November 2nd - 3rd  Second Story Greenhouse in New York City.

November 16th - 18th First Story Greenhouse in Grand Rapids, MI.

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                       January 25-27, 2008       //      Southern California 
Featured Resources
raising leaders picRaising Leaders For The Harvest, co-authored by Neil Cole and Bob Logan, has been purchased predominantly by missionaries to foreign fields.  They understand the need to develop indigenous leaders.  As we have been doing Leadership Workshops this summer, we wanted to draw attention to this important resource.  In the North American context we need to develop those kinds of leaders as well. 
Raising Leaders introduces the concept of Leadership Farm Systems, an organic process of leadership development which results in natural and spontaneous multiplication of disciples, groups, ministries and churches. This tool helps the learner walk through what it would take to raise up leaders from the Harvest for the Harvest. This self-study resource comes with six CDs, worksheets and practical tools you can use to create an indigenous leadership system for your context.
blueprint picBRAND NEW>> In The Blueprint, Jaeson Ma offers a powerful vision of what God is radically doing in this generation on campuses across the world. Students are already being set on fire for God, planting missional communities, praying fervently and stepping out in faith to see God move in power to reach the lost.
Through his own personal stories, student testimonies and practical biblical teaching, Ma envisions and practically equips student and staff leaders, just like you, to change themselves and their campuses for Christ. The Blueprint will give you a clear vision for revival and reformation of society, specific spiritual DNA and practical tools to see the vision for reformation become a reality.
Feature Article

The Battle We Find Ourselves In 

by Neil Cole (June 2005) 
This email was penned by Neil to frontline workers planting organic churches over two years ago. The Battle still rages, so these words seem appropriate to share again:

We are under attack. The enemy is unleashing a barrage of attacks at many of us. I believe he is getting more and more desperate as the hour of dramatic change draws near.

I feel that we are going to see even more overt attack soon. I myself have been verbally assaulted by another pastor, called a sham and told that my ministry smells like bull *#@%!! I have also seen the enemy try to tear my church apart and cause ugly discord among church members. I have seen three church planters fall into horrifying sin over the past couple months...ugly divorce, adultery, addiction to crystal meth and spreading slander and discord.

There are several church planters who were suddenly fired, lost family members to ugly deaths, and who are being unjustly robbed of needed income.

Our movement has publicly been lambasted as false teaching without any attempt to reconcile or find out the facts. Some are taking heat in their denominations just for associating with our movement.

This is pure evil and it is aimed our way. The accuser is out to destroy and discredit us, and we must not be afraid but hold our ground and continue to press forward. If this attack does not work, and a break through occurs (which I suspect this fall or winter) then the enemy will then turn to violence. He is not above playing dirty. What should our response be?

Some simple suggestions for frontline warfare:
Read the rest of the article HERE

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