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New Book Idea

December 9, 2010

Yesterday at our Downtown Location staff meeting Pastor Chris, Mikey (downtown worship leader), and I began to summarize what we have been learning over the past six months since launching the downtown service.  Our experiences have been all over the map from confrontations about our lack of welcome in the neighborhood to giving fifteen families food for Thanksgiving.  It has been an adventure.  The following is simply a title, subtitle, and chapter titles for our book idea.  It goes without saying that the book would be complete with front and back cover praises from Rick Warren, Mark Driscoll, Max Lucado, and Jim Caviezel.  And we might even include a general quote from Dan Kimball about community…that would be cool.  I hope the follwing will be found with a great amount of levity and encouragement.

How to Plant a Church: The Necessary Ingredients of Culture, SubCulture, Climate, Rhythms, and Worship Missionality that Lead to Vibrant New Faith Communities

Introduction: Planning to Plant

Chapter 1: We don’t know what we are doing.

Chapter 2: We still don’t know what we are doing.

Chapter 3: We read some books, by some guys, who thought they knew what they were doing.

Chapter 4: They didn’t.

Chapter 5: If your honest, you don’t know what you are doing either.

Chapter 6: How to read your bible when you don’t know what you’re doing.

Chapter 7: How to pray when you don’t know what you’re doing

Chapter 8: Being okay with not knowing what you’re doing

Chapter 9: God knows what he is doing and Jesus will make sense of everything at the “parousia”

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