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Father Boyle on Staggering Backwards into Something…


Guest Post by Matt Overton, owner and blogger at Entrepreneurial Youth Ministry Father Boyle has been an inspiration to the ministry we are working on at our church and I am thrilled that somehow we have secured him to come and speak here next fall. I have no idea how that has happened!  I was struck […]

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February 25, 2016


THINKING ABOUT THE HATCH-A-THON? MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE!


THINKING ABOUT THE HATCH-A-THON? MONDAY IS THE DEADLINE! Here’s the link, if you want to join this year’s crop of “hatchletes”!

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February 20, 2016


Watch Mark and Kenda on the Sustainable Ministry Show


Mark and Kenda were recently featured on the Sustainable Ministry Show to talk about exciting things happening in the world of youth ministry, Ministry Incubators and Hatchathons.   Interested in missional entrepreneurship and attending a Hatchathon? Registration is now open for one of our upcoming Hatch-a-thon: March 2-4, 2016   Hatch-A-Thon Institute for Youth Ministry Princeton […]

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February 18, 2016


SNEAK PREVIEW – Flipping Church


SNEAK PREVIEW Flipping Church: How Successful Church Planters are Turning Conventional Wisdom Upside Down, ed. Mike Baughman Download Now Mark and I had the privilege of writing the forward for Mike Baughman’s new book, Flipping Church (Discipleship Resources, 2016). Click here to get a free copy of the foreword. Flipping Church shares stories from church planters who […]

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February 16, 2016


Places that Inspire Us #3


Fresh Expressions (UK) “seeks to transform communities and individuals through championing, resourcing, and multiplying new ways of being church. . . alongside more traditional congregations.” If you can get past the title, it’s not a bad model to teach mainline churches how to develop broader ecclesial visions.   Registration is now open for one of our […]

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February 15, 2016


Unbalancing Your Priorities


When Jesus, Jack, and Curly All Say the Same Thing By Mark DeVries and Laura Addis I’ve  heard that until sometime in the late 1800’s, the word “priority,” (an Old English word meaning “first thing,” the thing that comes “prior to”) could never be found in the plural.  By definition, there could only be one […]

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February 11, 2016


Special Edition of People Who Inspire Us


In this special edition of our People Who Inspire Us series, Mark talks with Meghan Easley about Missional Entrepreneurship.   Registration is now open for one of our upcoming Hatch-a-thon: March 2-4, 2016   Hatch-A-Thon Institute for Youth Ministry Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, NJ $369 per person* Register here  

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February 9, 2016


Places that Inspire Us #2


Ideo is the world’s most powerful design firm with an open-source philosophy and a playful website that promises, “Solve anything creatively.” Ideo put design thinking on the map and is pretty much out to save the world. More resources here than a human can swallow, so plan an hour to just play.   Registration is […]

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February 8, 2016


The Epic Is Out There


By Mark DeVries and Laura Addis Steve Hartman was an unknown broadcast journalist from Toledo, OH until he began a feature series called Everyone Has a Story. As he went in search of epic stories, he used a fascinating, unconventional technique. Hartman would throw a dart at a map of the United States. No kidding. Then […]

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February 4, 2016


Interview with Mike Baughman


Mark and I had the privilege of writing the forward for Mike Baughman’s new book, Flipping Church (Discipleship Resources, 2016). Flipping Church shares stories from church planters who did (and, mostly, didn’t) follow standard advice as they launched “start-up churches.” Missional innovation is definitely in their DNA. Keep your eyes out for a preview his […]

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February 2, 2016


Places that Inspire Us #1


Work of the People is the brainchild of filmmaker and visual liturgist Travis Reed (whose own faith story should probably be a movie of its own). An “ecumenical platform that produces and publishes multimedia to stir imagination, spark discussion, and move people toward discovery and transformation,” Reed manages to bring cultural luminaries like Brene Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, […]

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February 1, 2016


Packing for Spain: The Blessings of Plan B


By: Kenda Creasy Dean So here’s how Trey Wince, my pastor, started our church staff meeting today. Anything seem odd, he asked, about these words from Paul, directed to the church at Rome? Now, with no further place for me in these regions, I desire—as I have for so many years—to come to you when […]

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January 28, 2016


There’s a parable about this… do business gurus know that?


Check out Seth Godin’s post, “Getting ahead vs. doing good” on his blog. It makes us wonder whether business gurus like Seth know that there is a parable about this very concept. For those of you following the blog, we mentioned Seth Godin as one of the “people who inspire us” a couple weeks ago. […]

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January 26, 2016


People Who Inspire Us #6


Michael Volland: Anglican priest and longtime member of Christian Surfers UK, Volland serves as the director of context-based training at Ridley Hall, Cambridge University. His most recent book is The Minister as an Entrepreneur (SPCK, 2015). Here is where you can connect with Michael: Read a blog post here  On being a missional entrepreneur: Michael […]

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January 25, 2016


Meet a Missional Entrepreneur: Rev. Mike Baughman


Rev. Mike Baughman is the founding pastor and Community Curator at Union, a coffee shop/hub of generosity and community in Dallas, TX. If you happened to walk by, you’d see that Union looks and acts like a buzzing coffee shop on the edge of Southern Methodist University. In addition to serving as a “hub of […]

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January 19, 2016


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