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Issue 68                                            February 14, 2012   
Finishing Well
In his outstanding work The Making of A Leader, J. Robert Clinton studied the lives of hundreds of leaders and asked the question, "What makes a leader finish his/her life well?" We use the answers to this question in our Organic Greenhouse Story 2 Training to push our leaders to have a long-view of finishing well. These were what Clinton found to be the top 5 commonalities:

A Leader who Finishes Well:
  1. has a perspective that focuses his/her energies on ministry strengths.  
  2. maintains a learning posture throughout all his/her life.  
  3. enjoys repeated times of personal/spiritual renewal.  
  4. mentors others while continuing to be mentored.  
  5. disciplines her or his own spiritual formation.

Are you on track to finish well? Is it time for some course correction? 


The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development
by Robert Clinton by NavPress
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TrainingsUpcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse   
Greenhouse Story 1
Seattle, WA // Story 1 & 2
March 9-11
with Neil Cole & Ed Waken
Early Bird Registration Ends 2/9  


GH Story 2

Dripping Springs (Austin), TX // Story 1
March 23-25
with Neil Cole & Katie Driver 



Toronto, Canada  // Story 1

March 23-25

with Phil Helfer & Scott Wilson 


Church Transfusion Training: Releasing Organic Principles in Established Churches
Church TransfusionMarch 9-10
in Long Beach, California
with Phil Helfer & Bob Mabry

Special underwritten registration rates:
Only $90



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


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Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities


Verge 2012
February 28-March 2, 2012

Austin, TX 

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Featured Resources

Letters to the HC Movement
Letters to the House Church Movement: Real Letters, Real People, Real Issues 
by Rad Zdero

This book is a collection of real letters to real people facing real issues. This 10-year collection of over 40 real-life letters will challenge, persuade, and encourage.  

TruthQuest: Facilitator's Guide Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are (Hardcover)  by Neil Cole

Cole builds on his previous works, offering insight on church leadership today.

Inthis work he addresses:  How the church has carried on for far too long with faulty leadership ideas, without questioning them, and much more...


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 Upward, Outward, InwardUpward, Outward, Inward: Passing on the Baton of Discipleship
by Mitsuo Fakuda  
 This book from the Japanese house church provides one way for any Christian to become a discipler: it gives simple, practical ways to live out the Gospel, to explain the Gospel, and to pass the baton of discipleship on to others.


Untamed Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship
by Alan & Deb Hirsch 
Mentoring Guide Forms are a tool to be used by a leader or mentor to take notes on during a mentoring appointment with an apprentice. A key recording tool for the growth & multiplication of leaders, that is: Mentoring 2 Multiply - M2M.


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Featured Article 

Our Role and God's Role in Making Disciples
by Gavin Duerson   

Frog & Toad Can you cause a person to grow spiritually? When it comes to disciple making, what is our responsibility?

At a Greenhouse Training event hosted by CMA Resources, we examined the following text from the Gospel of Mark chapter 4:

26 He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.28 All by itself the soil produces grain-first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come."

From the text, we see that a farmer can cultivate the ground and plant seeds, and even put the sickle to the plant once mature, but can do nothing to cause a seed to grow!  In simple/organic church planting, the church planter (or disciplemaker)....

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