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Archive for January, 2008

soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on January 29, 2008

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.

Vincent Lombardi

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pop

Posted by dturn on January 28, 2008

I was honored to be one of the reviewers for Tim Steven‘s new book Pop goes the Church.

While I can’t reveal all the details, I can say that it is one of the best books I have ever checked out.
I can’t wait for it to come out so I can give out as a gift to my friends and family.

Tim really uncovered a lot of things that the church does that repels instead of attracts those who are not Christ-followers.

If you want to learn how to engage culture and love them to Christ, you need this book!

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on January 28, 2008

every generation needs a new revolution

Thomas Jefferson

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on January 25, 2008

We are approved by God, we don’t have to win the approval of others and look good in their eyes.
We are not perfect people.
Too many of us take ourselves too seriously and God not serious enough.

John Maxwell

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be 1 in a million

Posted by dturn on January 23, 2008

I want to take some time to plug OneMillionWitnesses.

OneMillionWitnesses
is a faith experiment with the premise of finding one million witnesses of Gods love and work.
In doing so, they will be blessing others by providing water, food, housing etc. through various partnering organizations.
It is run by my guy, Jason Wenell (prodigal son magazine)

All you have to do is buy a block (minimum $10), share your story and watch God do the rest.

I want to encourage you to join in this movement.
For the same cost as going to Starbucks twice, or McDonalds a couple of days, you can change someone’s destiny.

Think about it

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advice

Posted by dturn on January 22, 2008

Great post from Jason Curlee:

I love the passion that many young leaders have in ministry. I have also seen many struggle in the area of communicating because no one was there to mentor them.

Whether you call it preaching or teaching it can be intimidating standing up in front of others. I spent many years winging it and learning to be a communicator.

Here are a few tips for anyone starting out in ministry:

1) Learn to be you – early on you may emulate others as you gain experience…eventually you just need to be you.

2) Talk about one thing – Don’t flood your audience with lots of material. Talk on one point, give stories and scripture to back it up.

3) Treat it as a craft – Teaching is a high calling and it takes working on to be better. Seek as many opportunities as you can. Study great communicators and books on communicating.

4) Be real – Don’t try to be something you aren’t. People will connect because they can relate to you.

5) Have fun – Take the pressure off and relax. Some of my greatest and memorable times come from behind a podium. It is ok to have fun up there.

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i am a friend of God

Posted by dturn on January 22, 2008

i love this song!!

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i see

Posted by dturn on January 22, 2008

THE VISION

I see a family friendly church with exciting, relevant environments structured to reach the thousands of un-churched and de-churched people in suburban Chicagoland.

I see a church that has excellent worship experiences and intimate small group communities, helping people rediscover the value of church.

I see a church that values community, excellence, reproduction, relevance, authenticity and diversity.

I see a church that is always looking to build relational bridges in the community.

I see a place that will train, equip, involve and send out hundreds of leaders into the world to impact it for Christ.

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i dream

Posted by dturn on January 21, 2008

I have a dream….

I dream of a day when Christians of all colors can worship together without the mask of “I’m colorblind” on.
I dream of a time when it doesn’t matter what color the skin is of a pastor is when people decide to join a church.
I dream of a world where stereotypes aren’t truth.
I dream of a church whos desire is that people of every race and nationality be transformed by the love of God.

I dream

Now it’s time to wake up and make it become a reality

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on January 18, 2008

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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