If You Please

There’s an expression sometimes shared among church planters: “What you do to get ‘em here, you gotta do to keep ‘em here.” In other words, if you plan to gain new members by catering to their every whim… well, you’d better get used to that. Or they’ll soon be gone.

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One Soul

His property was only a block from the northern Minnesota elementary school named Churchill and catty-cornered from my home. I don’t remember the man’s name. I only recall a vague image. Thin. Gaunt. Dark. Sad. Angry. Addled. Many children passed his property on the walk home. Many, when they walked

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The Haircut

I got my hair cut the other day.  I knew the girl who cut my hair from previous visits to the shop.  She is attending a local community college and is studying creative writing and journalism. When I sat in the chair, I asked her how her writing was going. 

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Trinity Woodlands, Amarillo

Located across the street from an elementary and middle school as well as a fire station, Trinity Woodlands church plant has been the dream of many over a number of years. Previously organized as Christ Lutheran Church with a child development center (CDC), the leadership and members of both Christ

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One Unified Ministry: How Redeemer Austin Repeatedly Commits to Its Community 

When Redeemer Lutheran in Austin opened its new 15,000-square-foot cafetorium late last year, it was just the latest physical manifestation of a grand spiritual vision. Redeemer’s church and school for decades have worked in concert to bring Jesus’ love to their rapidly changing north Austin neighborhood. The new facility simply

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