Monthly Archives: Dec 2012

A Letter to RLC, Read Everything

A Letter to RLC>>> It’s A New Day

Hello RLC!!!

What an amazing weekend we had!
It was awesome! Hope everyone is having a great New Year’s week. Here are 4 quick things I wanted to share with you this week.

#1- Big shout out to Jamey O’Connor. Great job sharing the Word of God with us. Loved his points. Very quotable, memorable and applicable.

#2- Since being a Christian there have been times in my life when I’ve made sincere steps forward in my walk with God. It’s always come during times of fasting.
Let’s be clear. Fasting doesn’t change God. It changes us. It quiets our noisy lives so we can hear Him more clearly. If you haven’t already you should start thinking about taking part in the Fasting Challenge starting January 6th. There’s more info on the Real Life Church website.

#3- You are vital in helping us get the word out about the BIG NEWS! Tell everyone you know about RLC’s opportunity to take the next step toward the Vision God has given this great move of God.

#4- THE BIG NEWS. It’s a New Day for RLC! We will be relocating quickly. The first day at our new location is on January 13, 2013 is the big day!

Keep reading my blog and watching the website for updated info as it becomes available.

Greater things are on the way!!! It’s so awesome to be a part of Real Life Church!

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Merry In Between

Is it just me or does it seem like the week in between Christmas and New Year’s is sort of a ‘no man’s land’?

The Christmas to-do is now over but you can’t really get back to life as usual because New Year’s is on the way. Well at least that’s the way it is where I’m from.

So, from my house to yours… Merry In Between.

Hope your Christmas was as full of joy and excitment as the guy in the video below. If not, don’t worry. There’s still one more holiday coming up.


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A New Blog (Glass is Half Full)

If you’ve been following my blog since it’s beginning in 2009 you have experienced a lot of changes.
Well here is one more.

We’ve been working on updating things for a little while now trying to recover from a crash which occurred a few months ago. We finally decided it was better to start over.

Here it is.
Here is a chance to start over and keep you updated with all things new.

If you liked some of the old categories and would like to see me keep them up, let us know.

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Church Planting Resources

Social Media Ideas

When your planting a church, one of the biggest Elephants in the room is… no one knows you exist.
No matter how much you believe in your church, no how great you are, no matter how great your team is the truth is if they don’t know you are there what good is it?

Advertising is reminding. You need constant reminders to remind people you are there and you are doing well.

Here are some ideas to help you get the most of social media.

Which ones to utilize.:

  • Facebook Page
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • LinkedIn

How to use them:
Create a Facebook Page
Create Events like crazy
Friend people from your local area so your posts show up on their feeds
Post something everyday if possible to keep yourself in the feed

Post something everyday if possible
Encourage people to tweet your message quotes DURING THE SUNDAY WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Make every post link back to your website if possible to continue to drive people back there

Take video of everything: Worship Experience, Team Members, Growth Track sessions, events, etc, etc, etc.
As long as it’s in a positive light of your church video it.
Then you can use it for the other social media venues.
Do a weekly announcement commercial.

Same as YouTube

Check the stats. More than ever social media is how our world connects.
The more available and connectable you make yourself, the better.

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Book Reviews

Books Everyone Should Read

Before having to restart my blog I had posted many, many titles and what I thought about them.

There probably will not be a repeat of all these in detail coming any time soon but here’s a few that everyone should read who’s serious about getting better.

1. Next Generation Leader (By: Andy Stanley)

2. QBQ

3. Purple Cow (By: Seth Godin)

4. Pretty Much anything by John Maxwell

  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • 15 Laws of Personal Growth
  • Developing the Leader Within You
  • Maximize Leadership

5. Ir-Reverend (By: Greg Surratt)

6. Making Vision Stick (By: Andy Stanley)

7. Attractional Church(By: Billy Hornsby)

8. Breath of Fresh Air (By: Chris Hodges)

9. Anything by John Bevere

10. Sun Stand Still (By: Steven Furtick)

Etc, Etc, Etc.

I could go on and on. One of the best things about books isn’t necessarily what’s written on the pages. Rather it’s what the books makes you realize about yourself. These books help you understand yourself better, what you’re good at, and how you can improve.

Non “Christian” books:

1. Unbroken (full of faith but not centered around Christianity) Story of Louis Zamperini

2. Stand Like Lincoln, Speak Like Churchill (Great book on public speaking) Not fun to read. Get the audiobook

3. The Hunger Games (Great release books for relaxing and enjoying a story)

4. The Lord of the Rings (Same as above except a much longer story)

5. Entreleadership (By Dave Ramsey)


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