Archive for August 2006

Team

If you’ve ever read “Good to Great” (Jim Collins), you’re familiar with what I’m going to say next. It’s time to get the right people on the bus. I mean, so far, it’s awesome being here in Atlanta and learning from the North Point team. But there are 200-some folks working here and just one…

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Brand

One of the coolest things about starting something from scratch is the ability to develop an identity for the entity. This involves the name and logo and materials, but is so much broader than that. I really enjoy the way Marty Neumeier describes it in, “The Brand Gap.” “If you strech the concept of tribe…

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Red Rock Rocks!

I was fortunate enough to go along with a team of encouragers last night for the launch of Red Rock in Colorado Springs, CO. They are the eighth strategic partner to launch, and they did a great job! Steve Fee and his band led worship, and lead pastor Paul Reinhardt did a great job introducing…

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House Un-sold!

Well, it seems that our buyers in Ohio have had second thoughts about the house, and we’ve agreed to let them out of the contract. So, we’re back to square one. That contract was by-owner, so now we’ll need to list with a realtor. Given the fact that the school year has started, we will…

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Mountain Time

Next to the chance to observe ministries at North Point, the best thing about living in Atlanta has to be that we are only a few hours from the mountains and our favorite lake. So, we seized the opportunity to run up there for a couple of days. No cell phones, no email, just family…

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Interning at North Point

Some of you have asked, “What exactly are you doing in Atlanta for three months?” The short answer is, “drinking from a firehose.” I’ll spend the next couple of posts explaining what’s going on here for us. Let me start with the learning component. 1. Experiencing the North Point environments. This runs the gamut…Sunday morning…

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Jacksonville Bound!

Stephanie and I are so excited about what God is doing in Jacksonville. In the last year He has mobilized a group of individuals with a vision to lead thousands in the city into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We’ve recently been invited to join in this exciting adventure, and this blog is simply…

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House sold!

We’re so pumped to announce that our house in Akron has sold! We can now focus on buying a home in Jacksonville and really investing in the community there. We made one trip to Jacksonville last weekend to look at houses and meet with a few of the core team, and we’ll probably be back…

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