James Nored's Blog – April 2009 Archive (6)

Critical Swine Flu Prevention Tip! (Humorous)

One of our members sent me this great Swine Flu prevention tip.

Don't Do This!

Added by James Nored on April 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Shifting the church from program-driven to people-driven

A book that I recommend for church leaders to go through together is Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church by Reggie McNeal. Reggie McNeal is a part of Leadership Network and is a nationally known missional leader. I also have an affection for him as one of my teachers in the D.Min. program at Fuller Theological Seminary.

I owe a lot of my ideas for the practical outworkings of missional theology to Reggie. (He also is a… Continue

Added by James Nored on April 23, 2009 at 2:43pm — 5 Comments

Susan Boyle inspires the world on "Britain's Got Talent"

In case you somehow missed it, here is a link to one of the most inspiring vidoes in a long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY (I would embed this, but unfortunately, the embedding was requested to be disabled by someone.)

This video shows, Susan Boyle, an unemployed 47 year old cat owner who has never been kissed, on the show, "Britian's Got Talent"--the precursor show to American Idol. No one expected anything from this… Continue

Added by James Nored on April 17, 2009 at 10:11am — 4 Comments

"The End of Christian America" by Newsweek

This week Newsweek came out with a front page article entitled "The End of Christian America."

This article was prompted by the recent religious survey of Americans that we recently reported on. This survey showed that the percentage of Americans that identified themselves as having no religion has doubled in the last decade to 15% of the US population. This is but one of many signs pointing to the… Continue

Added by James Nored on April 8, 2009 at 5:24pm — 5 Comments

What role do events play in missional outreach?

On Sunday, we had an "Easter Eggstravaganza." We invited the community to join us for an Easter egg hunt, a meal, a petting zoo, and a bounce gym. We had a great turnout, with numerous people from the community. I met guests that our members had invited, and one woman from the McKinney paper advertisement.

Becki and I were able to engage guests in conversationa and invite them out to Easter and our new sermon series: "The Office: Spirituality at Work." We had our newly printed invite… Continue

Added by James Nored on April 7, 2009 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Social Networking, Facebook & the Missional Outreach Network Discussed in Christian Chronicle

As I shared with you last week, Bobby Ross has written a column on social networking in his column in the Christian Chronicle. The article is now posted online (click here). Check it out!

Bobby quotes me and references the Missional Outreach Network. Of course, this site is not about me, but about all of you and how God is moving amongst us to help us work… Continue

Added by James Nored on April 1, 2009 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

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