A Month of Gratitude, Day 2

As I mentioned in my first post, I grew up in a church tradition that put a lot of emphasis on personal salvation.  Obviously I’m grateful for that.  I met with my pastor when I was twelve, prayed a prayer to accept God’s gift of forgiveness of my sin through...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 1

Yesterday I sat down and did some math (total number of work days until the end of the year, minus holidays, minus vacation days) and figured out my last day at North Point will be December 17th.  One month left.  Gulp.  Until now, the end of my seven-plus years here...

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The Church has left the building

As Kate and I have been looking for places to buy or rent in Denver, we’ve come across a surprising (and somewhat depressing) phenomenon – old churches being remodeled as homes.  Just today Kate emailed me another one she found on Craigslist – a Methodist Episcopal church built in 1871...

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First of the “lasts”

It has begun. The beginning of the “lasts.” This past Thursday was our “last” Fall at the Farm, which is a fun annual event where all North Point Ministries families get together for some bbq, sweet tea, cotton candy, funnel cakes and lots of those inflatable jumping things. (Doesn’t that...

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Hunting for a house in Denver

Quick update and prayer request… Janis and I sold our house in Atlanta (yeah!) and will be moving to Denver in late December. So, this Wednesday, we’re flying out for a few days to hit the pavement and look for houses.  Our goal is to find a great place to...

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Cool Denver Connection

Stephen and I participated in a mini-conference today called Sundays at North Point (even thought it’s monday). It’s an opportunity for church staff and leaders to visit our church and get a behind the scenes tour of how everything works. It’s always an encouragement to hear these guests react to...

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God’s upside-down economy

Yesterday was not a great day for Wall Street, but it was a great day for our new church.  After Congress failed to pass the proposed bailout plan, the markets responded with the largest single-day point drop in history for the Dow Jones industrial average.  So why was this a...

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Doing double-duty

As we all prepare to move west and begin this venture, life is fun but complex. All of us are still working in our respective jobs at NP, and doing what we can at night or on weekends to focus attention on Denver and staying connected with the core contingency...

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What are our distinctives?

In a recent comment on our blog, Paul asked us to share what our distinctives would be to differentiate us from other churches in the area.  A reasonable question.  So why didn’t I just post the distinctives and move on?  Why have I been thinking about this the last couple...

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