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Issue 57                                            July 1, 2011  


"About that time, there occurred no small disturbance regarding the Way." Acts 19:23  


The book of Acts is full of adventure, risk, danger and power. When the Gospel of Jesus is unleashed in any area or realm of life, controversy is sure to follow.  


Throughout the book of Acts, we find times of tremendous peace, astounding growth and intense persecution. The stories of adventure are fed by a strong bold engagement of the gospel with culture.  


Many of my friends are experiencing this adventure on several levels. There are some who are starting bold conversations and seeing opposition while others are seeing a good amount of receptivity. Some are experiencing a season of frustration as they cultivate the soil of souls and cast seed (the Word of God) over the ground but the results of their labor are not yet identified. I am so proud of the passion, effort and focus of most everyone in our community of organic churches.  


If your current adventure consists of cultivating and sowing without much growth or any sight of harvest, don't give up and keep your eyes fixated on the prize, Jesus Christ. He is our source of strength, encouragement and purpose. For those who see the harvest and are beginning to bring in a harvest, enjoy this time and tell the stories of Christ's greatness.  


God is on the move in amazing ways. Do not limit His ways to move to old paradigms, patterns or expectations. Look for Him to do a 'new thing' in your midst because He loves you and the people He has connected you to. Look for the adventures in life that God is inviting you to and join Him, be amazed, be dependent upon Him and be filled with The Holy Spirit.  


No small disturbance is coming because of Jesus working through you and us! 

Ed Waken  

Originally posted here 



We hope these words along with the trainings, resources and the articles below encourage & challenge you as you are living it out in your part of God's World.


TrainingsUpcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse   
Greenhouse Story 1Cleveland, OH // Story 1  
July 22-23, 2011

with Neil Cole & Ed Waken

Early Bird Registration ends Today 7/1! 


   SENT Lab
Austin, TX // Story 1

August 11-13, 2011
with Neil Cole & Ed Waken
Embedded in the SENT Lab (as afternoon sessions)

Others in the works:  Harrisburg, PA; New Orleans; Sydney, Australia; Los Angeles

Click HERE for more Details and to Register

Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

Student CPx

8 Summer Sites for Student Church Planting Experiences (CPx)
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Register now at 


Momentum - National House Church Conference September 2-4
Jacksonville, FL 

Keynote speakers: Neil Cole, Frank Viola, and Wolfgang Simson
Register Now!
(Groups which register 5 get one registration FREE!)



SENTralized 2011 


September 29 - October 1

Olathe, Kansas

with Alan Hirsch, Neil Cole, Hugh Halter, Michael Frost, Dan Kimball and more!


HeroFeatured Resources 


Small Is BigSmall Is Big: Unleashing the Big Impact of Intentionally Small Churches
By Tony & Felicity Dale, George Barna
Small Is Big offers keys to 21st-century evangelism: leveraging the power of the small-and taking the gospel to where the people are and the pain is. And as God uses us to channel Jesus' love into a hurting, desperate world, we'll see his church grow beyond anything we could have imagined. 

>>Read an Excerpt Here 

>> For a Summary or to Order


Journeys To Significance Journeys To Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul
by Neil Cole  


"Neil gives the best interpretation of Paul's progress of ministry breakthrough insights that I have seen.... This interpretive biography of Paul is a valuable resource for a leader who wants to pursue the Leadership mandate (Hebrews 13:7,8) and learn from Paul's examples." -Dr. J. Robert Clinton  




The Making of a LeaderThe Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership
By Dr. J. Robert Clinton
By studying the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development, and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. This classic leadership text is timeless and worth your time in the first reading and even more so in the subsequent reviews! 

>> For a Summary or to Order


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New Free Articles & Videos 


Who has had the greatest influence on you as a leader? by Neil Cole | Video  

Neil shares about the man who has had the greatest influence on his life....


This Is Discipling | Video  

Insightful video presentation from the Foursquare Church on the reality of discipling and being the church....


Spurgeon's "Building the Church" 

These are excerpts from Charles H....


The Starfish Files - House Church Magazine | Summer 2011


Exponential Growth by Ross Rohde 

In my early Christian discipleship I was steeped in a system that encouraged us to share our faith. This was a good thing. We were often encouraged by some sort of simple diagram which showed us the p ...


Dealing with Bullies in the Body of Christ by Neil Cole 

A young organic church planter asked me how I deal with people who complain about my words and at the same time, manage to tactfully address sensitive issues in the church. Here is my response... Hey ...


Chinese Takeaway by Ross Rohde 

I had dinner with some friends at a Chinese restaurant a couple of nights ago. We were discussing... 

ARTICLEFeatured Article

Insightful Learning from the Front Edge  

We wanted to share a couple of helpful presentations that are at the front-edge of learning in our movement.  Both of these were prepared for and presented at the Exponential Conference and we wanted to pass them on:


Imagination and Mission by Neil Cole 

Go to the video 



Journeys To SignificanceThe second is an audio of Neil Cole's workshop on "Journeys To Significance." It follows Paul's example to see how he increased his significance and impact by doing less himself and empowering others to do more. Learn how entire regions, nations and ultimately the world were changed because Paul learned to equip others to do the work. Learn practical ways to pass the baton to others so that you can multiply your influence.


Go to the page to listen or download the free MP3  


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