Top Posts of February

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February was the biggest month ever on my blog. Thanks to all the new subscribers and readers and thank you for all the shares of content on Facebook, Twitter and other places. Please keep it up.

If you missed anything, not to worry, here are the top 10 posts for the month:

  1. The One Thing Destroying Your Marriage That You Don’t Realize
  2. Women, It Matters Who You Marry
  3. Loving Does Not Equal Participating
  4. 11 Ways to Know You’ve Settled for a Mediocre Marriage
  5. 7 Ways to Fight Well in Your Marriage
  6. 7 Reasons You Aren’t Communicating with your Spouse
  7. Men, Your Son-in-Law Determines Your Legacy
  8. Before You Criticize Your Pastor
  9. How I Structure my Week
  10. When a Staff Member or Volunteer says, “I’m Done”
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This Weekend: Completion, Critics & Continuation

This Saturday at Revolution will be a transition of sorts we continue our series in the book of Nehemiah. Chapters 1 – 6 and 13 are believed to be from Nehemiah’s personal journal and we will wrap up chapter 6 this week. While 6:15 – 7:4 may seem like an arbitrary passage where Nehemiah shares that the wall is built and how they are progressing from there, it has unbelievable ramifications for us as a church.

Revolution has already started and we are growing, but how does that continue? How is Revolution structured? What is our plan to grow? To connect new people?

Many churches unknowingly limit what God wants to do in their church by how they structure and staff themselves. This week, we’ll be looking at how we will grow and care for people and how we plan to get from 120 (where we are now) to 300 (where we hope to be at the end of 2010)!

We’ll also look at a simple question, “What is your role in that?” For us to do what God is calling us to do, it will take all of us. A city (the church) does not get built by a few people. This will be a great night of clarifying who we are, where we have come from, where we are going and how we plan to get there. This is such a crucial topic as we consider what God wants to do in and through Revolution and how it will unfold.

So, do whatever you have to do to get to Revolution this Saturday night (and don’t forget to bring a friend with you)!

Remember, we meet at 5pm at 410 S. Pantano Rd.

See you then.

Partnership Class

We’ll start talking about our partnership class this Saturday at church. It will start on Wednesday, August 26th (this will run while our small groups are on their break) and run every Wednesday until September 16.

At Revolution, partners is the word we use for membership. We’re not fans of the word member (makes church feel like a country club).

This will be a 4 week class that will be required (eventually) for almost all of our volunteers and something we want as many people in our church as possible to go through.

Here is what it will cover:

  1. God and the Bible (Who is God? What is the Trinity? How did we get the Bible? How do you read the Bible?)
  2. Jesus and the gospel (Who is Jesus? Why did he come to earth? What is the gospel? Is heaven and hell real?)
  3. Church and stewardship (What is the church? How am I gifted/wired? How do I use those in my church and city?)
  4. Mission and structure (Why does Revolution exist? How are decisions made? How do we do church?)

I cannot begin to tell you pumped I am about this class. We have spent months working behind the scenes on writing, researching, planning, praying, writing some more, debating.

I think this will be one of the most important things that we do as a church.