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Issue 64                                           November 14, 2011  

What If....?   

 

This question is powerful.  What if we loved like Jesus? What if we sowed the gospel where we work, live, go to school and play? What if we saw disciples being made and churches being planted to outstrip the population growth rate? What if...    

 

Our feature article asks "What if" about money and the church. The compelling story by Keith Giles of his journey over the last 5 years. 

 

Don't miss the featured resources and upcoming trainings either.  Also we've found out some of our items are on a special sale at Amazon.com - some great deals.   

 

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Mike Jentes   

     

TrainingsUpcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse   
Greenhouse Story 1Romania  // Story 1 
Satu Mare -  November 30-December 1
Cluj - December 3-4
Bucharest - December 7-8

with Neil Cole and Dezi Baker 

Local Coordinator: Adi Curta  

 

 

Milwaukee, WI // Story 1
January 27-29, 2011
with Neil Cole & Katie Driver
Registration online


Others in the works:  Harrisburg, PA; Houston, TX; Boise, ID; Sydney, Australia; Los Angeles



Click HERE for more Details and to Register

  
Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities
 

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Verge 2012
February 28-March 2, 2012

Austin, TX 

Group discount ends Nov. 30th! The only way to register for $79!
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HeroFeatured Resources 

Life Change Group Life Change Group Cards

A new discipleship tool targeted for those in prison 
 

 

A Life Change Group [LCG] is a group for people who need Jesus to change them from the inside-out. This tool has been adapted from the effective Life Transformation Group format and was crafted by those who ministering with those incarcerated.  

 

These four-fold brochures have their wording scaled back to a 3rd grade level (ex. "change" rather than "transformation"), yet the questions are still penetrating. Attached is a tear-off bookmark which can be used for the weekly meetings. In dozens of prisons, this tool is being used for discipleship among the inmates!

 

>> To see a sample & more info

 

 

Grupos Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church
by Neil Cole   

 

 After being sold out, this important book from the inside of the CMA movement is back in stock!  Cole addresses issues around what to do with finances, children, heresy, leader training, structures, rituals and ordinances. After reading Organic Church (or starting an organic church) this is a vital next read! 

 

GruposGrupos Que Transforman Vida
by Neil Cole  

 This booklet, translated into Spanish, is based upon several chapters take from Neil Cole's book, Cultivating a Life for God and the Life Transformation Group System (LTGs).  

 

 

 

The Shaping of Things To Come The Forgotten Ways Handbook
by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass
The Forgotten Ways Handbook now moves beyond theory to practice, offering ways for any missionally minded person to apply the ideas contained in The Forgotten Ways to their life and ministry.  

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ArticleFeatured Article

Starting With "What If...?"       

by Keith Giles   Mammertine Prison in Rome

 

It all started with "What if?"

 

About five years ago, my wife Wendy and I were part of a local church plant. We were serving the poor in our community and leading an exciting Kids Rock program that we loved every week. But God began calling us to plant a new church in Orange County.

 

At first, we thought it would be a traditional church like the one we were helping to launch, but over time we began to make our lists of what this new church would be like. We began to hear the Lord's voice leading us to make serving the poor a priority; about involving children in the service; about welcoming the poor to sit alongside us and to be more than an outreach but become our brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

Eventually I came across an article written by Ray Mayhew called "Embezzlement: The Corporate Sin of American Christianity." I can't remember now where I found it, but that little 30 page PDF document rocked my world and it changed everything we thought we knew about Church.

 

Essentially, the article simply documented the high priority the early church placed on ... 

 

...>>Read the rest here  

 



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