Community planting & my story...

My friend Todd Maberry and i are having a conversation over at www.communityplanting.com  The conversation is just starting so it's the prefect time to jump in. We have set up this website / blog to facilitate a conversation about church planting / community planting. We are both dreaming about planting a community of people that would exist to love God & follow Jesus and bring his kingdom to come on earth, right now.  We will be posting a few times a week and would love anybody and everybody to participate in the conversation.

The most recent post tells a bit of my story and how i even started thinking about planting a church / community. Here is a chunk of that post but make sure you go check out the blog, bookmark us, add us to your blog roll, post a comment or two, keep coming back...

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Here's that post...

It was the summer of 2001, I was getting ready to do an internship with an itinerate evangelist, Stephen Manley. I really felt like God was leading me into the traveling, preaching/teaching gig. I knew it would look a bit different than the guy I was going to be traveling with and a bit different than most of the guys and gals that I know who travel full-time as “evangelists”. First off I probably wouldn’t go by the title evangelist. But regardless of the unique expression my life might take I was feeling strongly lead into itinerate evangelism, being the traveling speaker guy.

Before my internship started that summer I lived with a family for about 4 weeks, the Moore family. {Side note; they were / are an amazing family. I feel like I learned a lot from living with them, interacting with them, and just watching them as they interacted with each other.}

Living with them had it’s perks, primarily the home theater they had in their basement and right next to the room I was staying it. I LOVED IT! Watched the entire Star Wars trilogy multiple times on the big screen during those weeks as the basement dweller. But I also picked up another random video. The video was a denominational video about ministry or something, not specifically about church planting. I watched the video for some odd reason. A chunk of the video happened to be about church planting and a pretty amazing thing happened. As I was watching there was a 10 minutes or so chunk of a guy sharing his heart about church planting and his story about planting a church. As I was watching this guy the Spirit whispered in my ear as he squeezed my heart and said, “plant a church...

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