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Issue 25                                           March 19, 2009
We've renovated our Tools & Trainings E-Newsletter to serve you better.  Let us know how it is helping you!  Below you'll want to check out the upcoming trainings, featured resources, brand new article and a coupon too!
Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse

Greenhouse Story 1Seattle, WA  //  Story 1
March 27-29, 2009
 Online Registration ends March 22

Phoenix, AZ  //  Story 1

April 24-26, 2009
 Early Bird Registration ends April 3

Greenhouse Story 2

Trainings in the planning stages for 2009:

Mobile, AL // Story 1 
Dayton, OH // Story 1 // August 21-22
Westwood, CA (UCLA) // Story 1
Atlanta, GA
// Story 1 
Alberta, Canada // Story 1
Chicago, IL // Story 2
San Diego, CA
  //  Story 1


Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

Trainer: Neil Cole
Friday, March 20, 2009
at the Lighthouse in Parow in Cape Town, South Africa
For more details click HERE

Exponential Conference 09
April 20-23, 2009
Neil Cole will be presenting

Featured Resources

Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are
Organic Leadershipby Neil Cole

Neil Cole is one of the founders of today's organic church movement, which has given rise to thousands of churches around the world. Here he builds on his previous work, Organic Church, offering insight on church leadership today.

Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church
Missional Renaissanceby Reggie McNeal      

Reggie McNeal's bestseller The Present Future is the definitive work on the "missional movement," i.e., the widespread movement among Protestant churches to be less inwardly focused and more oriented toward the culture and community around them. In that book he asked the tough questions that churches needed to entertain to begin to think about who they are and what they are doing.

The Camel-How Muslims are Coming to Christ
OCM-08medby Kevin Greeson

For too long the Christian response to Islam has been fear, fight or flight. Kevin Greeson turns this response upside down, showing how to win Muslims to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Greeson's The Camel, How Muslims Are Coming to Faith in Christ! treats Muslims with respect while challenging them to confront their own sacred writings as a bridge to the Good News revealed in the Bible.

OCM-08med Check out the Organic Church Movements Facebook Group

OCM-08medvideo by Neil Cole on the essence of Organic Church
Featured Article

5 Things to do Until an Organic Church Comes to Your Town
by Jeff Jenkins

Let me take a quick poll. Does this describe you?  (One point for each Yes answer).

1. Have you ordered/read 6 or more of the books on the CMA website?   Y or N

2. Are you often the first to leave a comment on blog posts by people promoting simple church?
Y or N

3. Do you check in regularly to the House2House "Find a Church" page?   Y or N

4. Were you the first one on your block to get a copy of the new Frank Viola book?  Y or N

5. Do you have a poster of Wolfgang Simson on your bedroom wall?  Y or N
(Three points for a yes on this question)

6. Now the money question: Every Sunday (or Saturday or Wednesday) do you walk out of that same old wood, stone or prefab metal building and sigh to yourself and say, "Yeah it was nice, but God there has to be more than this?! Why can't my town have that real and powerful Christian community that I only seem to read about?"   Y or N

How did you score?  Did you get a few points?  Are you waiting for an organic church to come to your town?

I know you're out there because I was there too-in some ways I still am...

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