A few days ago I was on Facebook when I noticed that a friend of mine had changed their profile photo. You may have noticed the image he changed it to. It’s the featured image on this post. A red square with an equal sign. I was then informed, after a bit of research, that this was from the Human Rights Campaign and that it is showing up everywhere due to the Supreme Court debate regarding same-sex marriage. I normally try my best to avoid political issues (apart from with a very select group of friends), but since Conversatio Morum is written to address the subject of theology and culture, I figure that it’s appropriate and I hope that this post brings some clarity and is helpful to you as the nationwide conversation continues.
Here at Conversatio Morum we’ve been talking about the Multi-Site model of church. Today I want to drill down a bit on when you should move from a single campus to the multi-site model. The hope here is to help church’s that are considering going that route while also giving a push to the realization that this model isn’t for everyone, all the time. So here are some points about when you know it’s the right time. Continue reading
Here at Conversatio Morum we’ve been talking about the Multi-Site model of church. One of the key things, when dealing with church growth is that once you pass 120 you’ve effectively moved past the point at which everyone in a room can know everyone else. This has become one of the milestones that “successful” churches must pass when planting. It’s the point that rules regarding economies of scale begin to come into effect. However, once you hit this point in growth, how do you maintain the ability to develop community involvement and keep people in real, life changing, intentional, relationships with each other? Continue reading
I had a weird experience yesterday. I went to Waco to Dwelling Place to buy the new World Mandate CD. That’s not the weird experience. The weird experience is that I forgot English!!! Continue reading
Currently at Conversatio Morum we’re covering the Multi-Site model of church. This is a model with which I’m familiar and I find myself doing significant reading on. While reading something from Mark Batterson there was a reference to one advantage for this model being an Economy of Scale. Economies of Scale is a business term used to describe the point at which the growth of an organization has made it the most efficient. In terms of church, this is an interesting application when you put this in a multi-site church context. Continue reading