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Updated: 2009-03-25T15:47:49-05:00

 



Multi Site Finances

2009-03-25T16:08:38-05:00

One of the questions I've been getting a lot lately, is how do we manage the financial side of our multi sites. I've had the opportunity to get to know some great leaders in the MS world, and many have...



Unpacking Multi Site Pitfall #6

2009-03-09T21:13:18-05:00

Creating Great Worship in Multiple Venues is One Seriously Tough Gig! This is the last of the 6 Multi Site Pitfalls that we are unpacking. This should be short because frankly I know nothing about music, but what I do...



Unpacking Multi Site Pitfall #5

2009-03-04T06:37:12-06:00

Multi Site Pitfall #5: Adding sites will stretch your churches finances. As I do with each pitfall, let me say again that we don't have all the Multi Site answers. As we unpack each of these pitfalls please understand that...



Multi Site Staff Retreat

2009-02-26T17:29:56-06:00

My amazing staff and I are headed to Lake Corpus Christi to spend a day and a night talking about the future of the BAF Multi Site ministry. One of the many things I love about serving under Bil Cornelius...



Unpacking Multi Site Pitfall #4

2009-03-25T15:58:01-05:00

MS Pitfall #4 Someone On Your Staff Will Need to Champion the Multi Site Ministry I always want to start these off the same way in case someone is reading this post not having read the others. We do not...



Unpacking Multi Site Pitfall #3

2009-02-13T15:46:29-06:00

Multi Site Pitfall #3: Picking the Right Leader is Critical to a Campuses Success Moving on with the Multi Site Pitfalls let's talk about about why it's critical to pick the right person to be your campus pastor. When you...



Unpacking Multi Site Pitfall #2

2009-02-05T22:05:07-06:00

Multi Site Pitfall #2. Going Multi Site will stress your church to its core! When we started our first site we had no idea the stress it was going to put on our church and staff. Here are some of...



Breaking Down Multi Site Pitfall #1

2009-01-30T09:22:49-06:00

Recently I wrote a post titled Multi Site Pitfalls where I talked about 6 specific pitfalls you may face when going Milt site. In the next couple of weeks I plan on unpacking each one and talking more in depth...



Multi Site Media

2009-03-25T15:59:10-05:00

Recently I've been writing a series of posts about the multi site journey at Bay Area Fellowship. It began with a post called "Multi Site Pitfalls" where I listed six separate issues you may face when going multi site at...



Breaking Down the Multi Site Pitfalls

2009-01-23T00:00:22-06:00

Earlier this week I wrote a post talking about six pitfalls we have experienced along our journey to going multi site at our church. In the coming weeks I'm going to write about each of the six pitfalls and what...



When My DNA is Transfered!

2009-01-21T11:42:40-06:00

This is a consequence of my DNA being passed on to the world. I apologize ahead of time :)



Multi Site Pitfalls

2009-01-19T00:18:51-06:00

Let me just say first that I love Multi Site. I go to bed thinking about starting new sites and growing our existing sites, and I wake up thinking about the same thing. I believe in it, I'm living it,...



Technology and Relationships

2008-12-18T11:42:31-06:00

If you know me you know I am about as far from being a computer geek as humanly possible. I've tried my best to avoid technology mostly because I don't understand it very well. When I started college at Sul...



Repentance

2008-12-10T10:51:59-06:00

Yesterday Bil laid a big time challenge on the Management Staff. He challenged us to a "season of repentance." You can see his post about it on his blog. Bil wasn't talking about us going home tonight and asking God...



Relational Leadership Question Pt 2

2008-12-09T09:36:40-06:00

We are continuing with the discussion on Relational Leadership on my pastor bud Larry's blog. Check out how I answered this question. What would you say are the keys to Relational Leadership building amongst a team? Hope you're enjoying this...



Relational Leadership Questions Pt 1

2008-12-08T12:42:51-06:00

Last week I told you I had answered 5 questions on Relational Leadership for a pastor bud of mine. Today on his blog he has the first question and my answer. What is Relational Leadership? You can find my answer...



Relational Leadership

2008-12-03T16:09:56-06:00

If you know me you know that I am a big fan of leading relationally. I believe if you want to get volunteers to join you in pursuing God's purpose with all their hearts, they need to know you love...



BAF 5 Points Campus Video

2008-11-24T09:09:38-06:00

This was a video done just before the Grand Opening at our 5 Points Campus. We're several months into the launch and the campus is doing great. Each week we take on a new project to get the campus looking...



The Most Important Leadership Quality

2008-11-19T12:19:07-06:00

There are many things a leader must have to be successful, but nothing in my opinion, is as important as Integrity. None of the other leadership gifts have any value what so ever, if the leader does not have integrity....



Are You Really Walking with God?

2008-10-29T16:09:40-05:00

This ones will tick some people off, but I've never run from a fight in my life so I'll just stand on God's truth on this one too. It seems to me that far too many Christians lives are full...



Is Multi Site the Future of the Church?

2008-10-23T10:24:22-05:00

I hear that question being thrown around a lot these days, so what's the answer. For me the answer is yes, multi site is a huge part of the future of the Church, but it's certainly not the only future...



Life Lessons from the Tube

2008-10-16T11:57:09-05:00

So here's the deal, and this is not easy for me to admit, but I'm seriously claustrophobic. You see I have this tough guy image I try to maintain and admitting to fear is a huge blow to my ego,...



You Think I Would Learn

2008-09-25T13:53:32-05:00

Is it just me, or do some of you find yourselves still asking God to forgive you for things you should already have learned a long time ago? I may just be a seriously big bonehead and you all may...



Taking Things for Granted

2009-03-17T09:57:20-05:00

If you read this blog you know that our Pastoral Care Pastor, Brian Crown, is suffering from the effects of Lou Gehrig's disease. A year ago he was perfectly healthy, and today he's barely holding on. Going through this with...



Devouring Our Own

2009-04-06T00:30:43-05:00

About a year ago there was an article written in the Corpus Christi Caller Times about our church. It was actually a great article that did a good job of describing the heart of Bay Area Fellowship. The next day...