Tools & Trainings E-NewsletterIssue 40 April 20, 2010
|Less is More |
In our quest to be part of a powerful move of God's kingdom, we often are tempted to think the solution will come from a complex composite of things that produce the results we so desperately long for. We cry out to the heavens for a solution that will finally change the church forever. Many travel every year to new seminars and conferences, buying the latest books and binders full of new methods in our search for the answer.
The primal scream of our hearts is a search for spiritual success that will ultimately change the world. To our query of the universe, Albert Einstein once commented, "When the solution is simple, God is answering."
There is something special about the power of simplicity. Many of the
most profound things in life are indeed simple. Simple, however, does
not mean simplistic. We tend to overlook simple things thinking that
anything of value and substance will be complex, require professional
oversight and will be very expensive. A valuable lesson that we have
integrated into all we do as a church multiplication movement is that
"less is more."
Neil Cole (From the article Why Less is More).
|Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse |
@ H°yskolen for
Ledelse og Teologi
With Neil Cole & Dezi Baker
Details and Registration: Here
Check out: www.dawnnorge.no
Hamburg, Germany // Story 1
With Neil Cole & Dezi Baker
Details and Registration (in German): HERE
FL // Story 1
@ Northland Church
Early Bird Registration open now
Also a House2House Mini-Conference Friday June 11 with Tony & Felicity Dale!
Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities Click HERE for more Details and to Register
Trainings in the planning stages:
Long Beach, CA // Story 1
Twin Cities, Minnesota// Story 1
Detroit, MI // Story 1
Canada, Kenya. maybe your city?
Neil Cole teaching a Church 3.0 Workshop
South Texas House Church Conference
April 30-May 1
San Antonio, TX
Only $30 with 3
More Details & Registration HERE (PDF)
Local Coordinator: Gail
210-525-9954 or email
movementNorway- Opportunities with Neil Cole & Dezi Baker
Gathering with the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church
┼pta Camping og Misjonssenter
information contact ěivind Augland
Tribal gathering in Bryne
A gathering of
churches and friends with a decentralized structure.
More information hereor contact: Thomas Rake
|Featured Article |
Church Planting is Messy
by Guy Muse
Church planting is messy because people are messy. Four nights of
every week are spent training four different groups of church planters.
All are in various stages with their newly forming house church
groups. Anyone engaged in church planting will quickly find they are up
against some messy situations.
We usually approach the tough messy questions from three angles. I
admit to having used the first two, but believe the third is the best.
1) The urge is often to run to my library of heavily marked writings
and see what David Watson, Neil Cole, Curtis Sergeant, Wolfgang
Simson, Tony and Felicity Dale, Steve Atkerson, George Patterson or
Frank Viola have to say about the matter. After all, they are the CP
While I have greatly benefited from the writings and teachings of
these, I have learned that each case is fairly unique to the particular
situation. Therefore there are few copy-and-paste answers that work
neatly every time.
2) A second solution is ...