Posts Tagged "Francis Chan"

Francis Chan: Chuck E. Cheese Church?

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Francis Chan: Chuck E. Cheese Church?

In a recent Charisma magazine article, Francis Chan shared more on his journey from megachurch pastor to simple church planter. Chan doesn’t think the standard church model is wrong.  But he does think it’s often distracted from what matters.  He compares it to throwing a birthday party for his son.  He could invite a few friends over to celebrate his song and give him gifts.  He could also rent out Chuck E. Cheese and give everyone all the tokens they could want.  Undoubtedly more kids would come to the second party.  But it’s no longer a celebration for his son: “At some point, all the other stuff distracts us from quality interaction with the person...

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Francis Chan – Rethinking Church (Video)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Francis Chan – Rethinking Church (Video)

I’d like to thank my friend Brian for sharing this short video of Francis Chan “rethinking church.”  Francis Chan left his mega church about the same time we started down the simple church road and . observing his journey from mega church to multiplying house or simple churches has been encouraging!  Due to his prominent voice in the American church, he is also helping others who share his convictions find courage to explore church outside the box. In this video, he gives is a great 10 minute explanation of simple church and what we are trying to encourage here!  In recent posts we have discussed evaluating our churches.  Does your church family...

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WeAreChurch.com – Francis Chan

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

WeAreChurch.com – Francis Chan

Recently a new friend asked if I knew about what Francis Chan was doing in California.  My friend thought that our work here sounded similar to “We Are Church,” The ministry Francis Chan started a few years ago.  So I visited their website and this is how they describe their “structure.”  What do you think? Now it’s one thing to identify these four values, but it’s certainly another thing to be part of a body that actually exhibits these qualities. In truth, these biblical values aren’t new at all, and many contemporary churches claim to pursue these values, but both the Bible and experience have shown that these...

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Francis Chan’s Case For Simple Church? (Video)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Blog, Video | 1 comment

Francis Chan’s Case For Simple Church? (Video)

Francis Chan’s Case For Simple Church? A few years ago, when I started asking questions about church practices, a friend of mine told me about Francis Chan and encouraged me to listen to some of his messages online.  At this time, Francis Chan had just walked away from the mega church he helped start–in part due to wrestling with the same questions I was wrestling with.  I’m not sure how old this video is, but I thought it was a compelling case for “simple church” — especially coming from a guy who had great “success” in a conventional church setting.    

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“Exponential Conference” Live Blog (Day 1)

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Blog | 3 comments

“Exponential Conference” Live Blog (Day 1)

Well sort of a live blog… I’m going to attempt to post insights I gather from the conference below. I’m not completely sure if this will work so hang with me. 11:24AM – heading out from hotel.  Looking forward to the day and all the the Lord is going to teach us.  Marylin Walker just arrived and we got our entire crew together now!  A couple of websites to take note of on the conference and on Exponential in general: http://www.exponential.org http://www.exponentialconference.org 8:54PM – Well the whole “live blog” thing really didn’t work very well.  Couldn’t figure out how to update blog effectively via...

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“Have you heard about what is going on with Francis Chan?”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

“Have you heard about what is going on with Francis Chan?”

What’s Next for Francis Chan? A Conversation with Mark Driscoll and Joshua Harris.  (click to watch video) This past Sunday I had a conversation with a lady who, after hearing about the vision for the new work God has placed in me, asked me if I “had heard about what was going on with Francis Chan?”  I once listened to a message that Francis Chan preached and I am familiar with his “Just Stop and Think” video but I have not read his book “Crazy Love” or any other book of his for that matter.  I was intrigued by the question, however, because I did recently read Neil Cole’s “Church 3.0” and Francis Chan wrote the...

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