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Issue 48                                            December 21, 2010
Merry Christmas

We wish you a Christ-centered celebration for you, your family and your church family this season!

It is our privilege to walk along with such heroes of the faith. Men, women and children who are taking the Gospel and the Church to their pockets of people and seeing churches birth.

Continue to empower people of purpose to walk forward into darkness bringing The Great Light.

"the people living in darkness have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."

Matthew 4:16

We are proud to be with you on this journey. Thanks for all you are. May Jesus richly bless you as you grow in Him this season.

We hope the trainings, resources and articles below encourage & challenge you to carry the Light!

TrainingsUpcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse

Greenhouse Story 1Frisco, TX (Dallas area) // Story 1
January 14-16, 2011

with Neil Cole & Ed Waken
Special Flat Rate Registration

Singapore // Story 1
March 4-6, 2011
with Neil Cole
Details online Registration coming soon

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN // Story 1
March 18-20, 2011
with Neil Cole, Katie Driver and friends
Register Now - Early Bird Rate Ends Jan 18!

Click HERE for more Details and to Register

Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

Beginning in 2010, Shapevine will be launching one of the most unique training opportunities yet. The Missional Quest series is a cohort based learning journey that will give you the opportunity to join in a small group of like-minded sojourners with Deb Hirsch, Alan Hirsch, Dan Kimball, Neil Cole, and others. More...
YouTube Video Intro
Neil Cole teaching the mQuest - Kansas City Site
New Date:  March 23, 2011

HeroFeatured Resources

Ordinary HeroOrdinary Hero: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference 
by Neil Cole
New Paperback Edition - released in January.
(In stock and shipping NOW!)

In Ordinary Hero, Cole takes the lessons learned from being a life guard and applies them to our mission of rescuing people from darkness and leading them into the kingdom of God. 

Upward, Outward, InwardUpward, Outward, Inward: Passing on the Baton of Discipleship 
by Mitsuo Fukuda
New English Translation!
"This book by my friend Mitsuo Fukuda will surprise you - and, I promise, change some of your perceptions for good..." - Wolfgang Simson

"Upward, Outward, Inward describes an intensely biblical pattern of growth that mirrors our Lord's Great Commandment and Great Commission. Brother Mitsuo offers wise insights into how God desires to use spiritual disciplines in our lives to bring about kingdom growth and multiplication in the world today." -  Dr. David Garrison

Journeys To SignificanceJourneys To Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul
By Neil Cole
A fresh, powerful, biblically based model of leadership development springing from the life of the Apostle Paul.

To be released Spring 2011.  Even though this book is still in the publication process, but we are taking pre-orders now!

>> For more Info or to Order

For the whole list of resources on Sale >> click HERE

Free Resources

New Audio files posted:

Also there are a host of audio files for you to listen to or download >> HERE or on iTunes

New Videos posted:

  1. How Someone Like You Can Start a Movement by George Patterson
  2. What is the DNA of the Church- Interview of Neil Cole
  3. What do you do with Kids in a House Church? by Erik Fish
  4. Following Jesus - Francis Chan
  5. Make Disciples Like the Apostles Did by George Patterson
  6. Disciple Making Movements by David Garrison

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ARTICLEFeatured Article 

What Do You Do With the Kids?
 by Erik Fish

kid"What do you do with kids at a house church?" I've heard this question many times. As a father of four kids, the question of what you do with kids when you're part of a house church (or network of house churches) isn't a theoretical one; it hits at the heart of the responsibility to parent well and equip your children in the faith.

People in the house church movement in North America are developing some creative and meaningful responses. I wanted to share a simple way the kids in our house church have become an important part of our gatherings (rather than a group to be entertained!) and are learning to organize themselves and interact with the adults around the scriptures.

The last few weeks, the kids in our house church have been creating plays to act out Bible stories. The older kids lead the younger ones, and everyone gets to participate. We've ditched the crayons, an adult bouncing around trying to look silly to keep the kids entertained, or even a complicated curriculum. We have the kids... 

Funny story

Drastic MeasuresWe found out that someone in our movement was passing on our resources to missionaries overseas, but to ship the he did some extra work.  Enjoy this story below:

With missionary friends in three countries and all wanting copies of Neil Cole's books,  drastic measures had to be taken. The books have white area borders unnecessary to reading the text. So, I took them to my bandsaw in the shop....

>>Read and SEE the rest here

Hopefully the release of the paperback version of Search & Rescue called Ordinary Hero will help with the shipping! 

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