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10 in 10

Recently I was asked to share with a group of pastors 10 things I’ve learned in 10 years, mainly about church planting and ministry. Though no doubt the lessons learned are way more than that, I did manage to whittle the list down to 10. Interestingly, as I reviewed the list, I realized these 10 […]

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Q Zone: Survey Says…

A couple of weeks ago we informally surveyed those at our Ankeny and Bondurant campuses (as we do most years when we wrap up our small group season) in order to gain a good perspective of the various connection points within our church family. It’s a simple, anonymous, and spontaneous survey, and it’s designed that […]

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Q Zone: Just What is Fruit?

As we delved further into Matthew 13 last week, concluding that fruit is the acid test of a true root, the obvious question is glaring: Just what exactly is the fruit that our lives yield? Believe it or not, this was precisely the question texted in during the service. But since we chose not to […]

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Are You Ready for Some … um, Small Groups?

You can feel it and smell it, can’t you? Yep, it’s in the air! Butterflies are in your stomach and sweat forms on your palms. And you’re counting down the hours till your first meeting. You guessed it — it’s the start of another season of … (drum roll please) … small groups. (And you […]

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Just Exactly What Does the Gospel Do?

There’s no question, according to Romans 1:16, that the Gospel is the power of God, and that it is for salvation. But is that the extent of the Gospel’s work? Is it only powerful enough to save us? Or does it do more than that? Just exactly what does the Gospel do, especially in us and for us? For sure, the Gospel […]

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