Friday, July 14, 2006
Planting Churches the Slow Way
The Doable Evangelism blog (connected with Off-the-Map.org and the eBay Atheist guys) recently had a great article about a church planter in Merced, California (in the shadow of Yosemite). Bruce, the church planter, has foregone the usual advertising/marketing techniques of church planting in favor of building relationships one person at a time by getting involved in his community in any way he can. The article is a great example of the kind of approach we're also trying to take here in Yorkville.

It starts:

Near the granite-cliffed splendor of Yosemite National Park lies an ordinary California town called Merced. My family recently drove through this ordinary town, it blurred by as we sped through, it’s taquerias not tempting enough to slow us down for a road break. I kept my eyes open, though, for a Starbucks, not for coffee, but with the ridiculous thought that maybe I would stumble into Pastor Bruce Logue (aka Mercedian) who uses Starbucks as his church-planting headquarters.


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posted by Mike Clawson at 12:49 PM | Permalink |


3 Comments:


At 7/15/2006 09:19:00 AM, Blogger Bill

Hey bro! Fellow Illinoisan, blogger and church planter here. Just ran across your blog...good stuff. I grew up in Illinois, planted a church in Southern Illinois, and am now in Augusta, GA preparing to plant our second.

Thanks for your thoughts here. I've posted a link to your blog on mine which is www.epicaugusta.typepad.com

Blessings brother!

 

At 7/15/2006 09:20:00 AM, Blogger Bill

Hey bro! Fellow Illinoisan, blogger and church planter here. Just ran across your blog...good stuff. I grew up in Illinois, planted a church in Southern Illinois, and am now in Augusta, GA preparing to plant our second.

Thanks for your thoughts here. I've posted a link to your blog on mine which is www.epicaugusta.typepad.com

Blessings brother!

 

At 7/20/2006 01:01:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Hey Bill,

Good to have you here at my blog. Thanks for reading. Good luck with the church plant down there in Georgia. It's a hard road.

-Mike

 

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