Want to help change the face of Las Vegas for the better? A buddy of mine Vince is launcing a church on the Vegas Strip and recently God provided an awesome opportunity. I come to you friends to ask you to help. Below you will find his blog post as well as all necessary links.
We have an unbelievable opportunity to get an amazing space as the permanent, 24/7 facility that can be home to our church services, seminars, food co-op and all we’re doing for the church we’re starting here in Vegas.
So if we can get this space it would change everything for us, in an awesome way. The problem is that there are expenses to get into the building, and so we need to raise $50,000 – and the way we’ve chosen to do that is $100 at a time. To make this happen, we need 500 people who will give $100. Would you please be one of those people?
To learn more, and to give, go to www.verveventure.org.
Also, 500 is A LOT of people, so would you please let your friends know about this, put it on your blog, Facebook it, Twitter the web site, send smoke signals, whatever you can to help us get the word out.
Thank you SO MUCH for considering this – you have no idea how much it means!
- Vince’s Blog
- Verve Church
- Verve Venture Capitalist
I know this guy named Vince. Vince is unlike anyone else I know – which is a good thing. He is currently getting ready to launch a new church in Vegas after launching an incredibly dynamic church in Virginia Beach. As I was catching up on blogs the other day I read a post of his that I thought those who are leaders, church planters, or in the ministry might need to read. Which led me to think I should start a new regular posting called “Stolen from another blog”. So here is said posting. Chew on it for a bit.
Higher Standard – January 26th
One thing you notice if you study church history is many issues swing back and forth like a pendulum. So, for instance, for awhile people focus on the holiness of God, then on the intimacy of God, then back to the holiness of God… The truth is usually somewhere in between, or both. But it’s more uncomfortable to be in between or to hold two views that seem to be in tension.
So right now the big thing for church leaders is authenticity. “Let’s not pretend we’re perfect. In fact, let’s share our flaws and let people know we’re just as messed up as them.” And I’m not saying that authenticity is wrong, but I am saying it’s just one side.
The other side I see in today’s reading, James 3, especially verse 1, “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” We also see it when Paul tells people to follow him as He follows Christ. (Not, “Don’t follow me, I’m just a screwed up person like everyone else.”) The Bible shows us that church leaders should have an authority that comes out of their character and their relationship with God.
So is it authenticity, or authority? It’s both.
Which do you have? ‘Cause you need both.
Just to let you know I am not dead.
As we prepare for our fall vision series I have been uber busy with no spare time to blog. That will soon change.
So don’t take me off your feeders just yet…here are a few of the upcoming posts I am working on.
“Uprising – What happens when a church challenges the status quo”
“MTV vs the Mouse – How MTV has lost its relevance”
“Thoughts on Church Planting”
“Vacation – take one or wither and die”
“Thoughts on Vince Antonucci“
“10 Movie sequals that need to be made and 5 that don’t”
“Love God, Love People – is it really that simple”
Keep an eye out my friends the restless wanderer will return soon.