Category Archives: Assimilation

Seminar: "Connecting the Sermon to the Small Group"

  How can a church make disciples in the 21st Century? On January 13, 2009, I’ll be leading a workshop at the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention onConnecting the Sermon to the Small Group. If you know of any pastors … Continue reading

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Book Recommend: Sticky Church

I just finished reading Pastor Larry Osborne’s Sticky Church. The book is a must read for anyone wanting to do small groups well. Really, if you want to do a simple church type of model, you should consider sermon-based small groups … Continue reading

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Sticky Church Conference 2008

The Sticky Church Conference is nothing short of what ministry is all about: making disciples. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Larry Osborne today. Larry is the Senior Pastor of North Coast Church in Vista, California. In one way … Continue reading

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Social Media and 21st Century Ministry

In the last year I have been following a friend of mine, Pastor Kerry Mackey, in his use of Social Media as a means of community, communication, and commitment to making disciples. Kerry’s site is http://www.streettotheseat.com. Check it out. Kerry’s … Continue reading

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Sermon Based Small Groups

I’m writing my DMIN project on Sermon Based Small Groups (SBSGs). The Patriarch for the model is Pastor Larry Osborne. Northcoast church is a great church and Larry is a great leader.  In the homiletical field, I’ve been studying Haddon … Continue reading

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Sticky Church Conference

Assimilation is the name of the game these days. …Are people joining your church yet your attendance is not growing? …Are people being baptized yet you can’t tell where they are in the weeks and months that follow? …What happens … Continue reading

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Where Did They Go? (2)

The membership retreat was very beneficial. I suggest you get a team of disciples passionate for follow up and take them on a retreat. Every church needs to strategize out how it will follow up on visitors and new members. … Continue reading

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