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Prayer as Communion - Paul Washer

September 12, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Thanks to Aaron Tetzlaff for pointing me to this encouraging message from Paul Washer.... Keep Reading

Cultivating Meaningful Relationships in Small Groups

September 3, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

"Small groups. Growth groups. Mini-churches. Community groups. Cell groups. Accountability groups. Home groups. Missional communities. Mini-flocks. No matter what you call them, most churches of any size highlight the importance of meeting together in smaller communities within the local church. How do I cultivate meaningful relationships in my small group?"... Keep Reading

Platt on Disciple Making

August 29, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Missional Community leaders need to set the pace, showing that "money and possessions and sex and sports and success are not worthy of their worship." Jesus is, and we seek to see his worship increase. How can we stand by as our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. worship things other than Jesus which will only lead to death and destruction?... Keep Reading

Neighborhood Engagement

August 28, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

In searching the City of Fargo's website for regulations on slow-moving vehicles (that's another story altogether), I found that there are 7 neighborhoods in town that have formed an assocation.... Keep Reading

Timmy Brister on Inconsequential Successes

August 26, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

"When it comes to the Great Commission, there are basically three responses a church can have. A church can do nothing, something, or one thing."... Keep Reading

Gospel Identities

August 22, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

Who you are influences what you do. What you believe influences how you live. In our fallenness, we are great at getting this wrong and placing more emphasis on what you're to do rather than living out of who you are. Therefore, we must highlight our "gospel identities" as the basis for and the motivation of shared mission. ... Keep Reading

How to Tell the Better Story

August 20, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

A few years ago, I found myself leaning on Akon's Lamborghini.... Keep Reading

Four Steps to Community Engagement

August 15, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

The most valuable resource for the missional journey is real-life examples and real-time conversations. ... Keep Reading

Fighting for Corporate Identity

August 9, 2013 by: Charlie Hogstad | 0 Comments

My prayer is that as we develop our concise mission statements group-by-group, we can look at our MC's and see them "standing firm in one spirit, striving side-by-side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything" by those hostile toward the faith (Phil. 1:27-28).... Keep Reading

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