Posts In: Future Church

The Myth of the Visionary Leader

When considering people who were innovators, Henry Ford is often at the top of that list. He founded Ford Motor Company and championed the development of the assembly line for mass production. It’s clear just from looking around that making…

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Church Innovation Session at the Disciples of Christ General Assembly

This year at the General Assembly of the Disciples of Christ we will be offering free one on one coaching sessions. Each session will work with the church leader to tackle a specific challenge they face in their community. We are excited…

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How the church can innovate like Indiegogo

December 12, 2016 Future Church

I love gadgets. One of my favorite places to check for the newest gadgets is Indiegogo. It’s a place where people who want to solve real-world problems put together a prototype, invite others to dialogue, comment, and ultimately invest in…

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Ministry Inspiration from Tesla

November 30, 2016 Future Church

The other week I was walking through our local mall and I noticed a Telsa store. This store front was in between See's Candy and Urban Outfitters and took me by surprised because you do not normally see automobiles being sold…

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What the Church Can Learn From GoPro

The church is in desperate need of a change in format. The current teaching-centric model is failing to meet the needs of our communities, Let's take a look at what the church can learn from GoPro. GoPro was started in…

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Live, Learn, Launch: The Hatchery Method for Church Innovation

October 25, 2016 Future Church

Based in Redondo Beach, California, Hatchery LA is a church planting center that incubates innovative, sustainable models of church – with a goal of launching nine new churches each year and ultimately building the Silicon Valley of Church Innovation. Once…

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Letters from Prison by Jimmy Dorrell (Mission Waco)

January 14, 2016 Future Church

I get a lot of letters from inmates, mostly those friends and acquaintances I’ve known from Church Under the Bridge, Mission Waco, or my neighborhood folks. Most of these are incarcerated for small, non-violent crimes, though there are some exceptions,…

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How Does Your Thanksgiving Smell This Year?

November 26, 2015 Future Church

Every once and a while I go to a restaurant or visit the home of a friend, and right as I enter the space, I close my eyes as the aroma in the air takes me back to my great…

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This Was Not a Spiral Dynamics Conference – Reflections on Enfolding Spirituality by Tim Burnette (HatcheryLA)

November 20, 2015 Future Church

This past week we had a little family gathering out here at Hatchery LA. Ministers, artists, theologians, activists, influencers, and other leaders in Christian Spirituality from across the country collected to learn and thrust themselves into some fresh conversations. What…

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Rooting Out Chronic Hunger Involves More Than Food by Jimmy Dorrell (Mission Waco)

November 16, 2015 Future Church

At our North Waco neighborhood meeting at Mission Waco’s recently purchased building on the corner of North 15th and Colcord Avenue, two lower-income women from just two blocks away pleaded with me: “Please make this building into a neighborhood grocery…

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