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Being Big

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Really like this post by Tim Stevens at leadingsmart.com

Tim and the rest of the senior team at Granger Community Church decided that…….

We will not be the team that leads a church so big and flabby that it is impossible to move.

I work for one of the largest companies in the world and I attend one of the largest churches in America, so I understand that being big definitely adds complexity to change and innovation.

However, being big is never a valid excuse for avoiding necessary change and innovation.

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May 7, 2008 at 10:21 am

$2.84 Billion and 110 Million and 38%

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$2.84 Billion = Revenue generated from U.S. porn websites in 2006

110 Million = Number of active users worldwide on Myspace

38% = Percentage of Protestant churches in America in 2007 without a church website

info from TechCrunch & Jeremiah Owyang & The Barna Group

Written by Aaron

April 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm

You Are The Equipment

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I have posted a few times about the idea of Simplicity since I read Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster

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I came across this tonight while reading through Luke in The Message.

Jesus now called the Twelve and gave them authority and power to deal with all the demons and cure diseases. He commissioned them to preach the news of God’s kingdom and heal the sick. He said, “Don’t load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment. – Luke 9:1-4 (MSG)

Keep it simple; you are the equipment.

Keep it simple; you are the equipment.

Written by Aaron

March 25, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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Cool Site Navigation

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I thought this was kind of cool

Check out the site navigation here

The navigation reinforces the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ theme of the message series

Simple, yet powerful

Written by Aaron

March 25, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Blogging from…..

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I’ve posted to this blog from home, from work, from a coffee shop….but right now I am posting to this blog from church.

You can access the internet from every other place you go……so why not have a wired church

I appreciate my church so much.  They have not only embraced technology, but they recognize technology as a way to reach people and change lives.

We just attended the Easter service and it was amazing.  I can’t wait for tomorrow.  Thousands and thousands of people will come to this campus tomorrow and I pray that lives are changed.

P.S.  Don’t you find it odd that the spellchecker for WordPress blogs doesn’t recognize the words ‘blog’ and ‘internet’? 

Written by Aaron

March 22, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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The “That’s the way we’ve always done things” Syndrome

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I make my living as a Product Manager of an internal procurement system at HP.

My group at work, like many other groups I have worked with, sometimes suffers from what I call the “That’s the way we’ve always done things” syndrome.

I am sure many of you have experienced this on your team at work, within your church, or even within your own family.

People will often reject a new solution, a new method, a new idea merely because the new way would require them to let go of the old way that they have become so used to.

Tom Grant at the Forrester Product Management Blog had a nice post about this

A nice line from his post………

Someone just has to decide that the current situation isn’t justified simply because “That’s the way we’ve always done things,” or, “We’re afraid of the costs.”

Written by Aaron

March 17, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Marcus

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At age 12, Marcus is still just a boy, but I am confident that he will eventually be a giant of a man.

I don’t know a lot about Marcus and his family situation.

I do know he doesn’t have much. At least when it comes to money, toys, and other material possessions.

I do know he lives with his grandparents in the shadows of The Woodlands, TX. One of the wealthiest areas in the Houston area.

And I know he shows up every single Sunday morning with a smile on his face to serve 4 year olds in the children’s ministry at my church.

My wife is on the children’s ministry staff and she purposely arranged for Marcus to serve with me in my class in the hopes that he could learn from me.

Funny thing is…….I am learning a lot from Marcus.

Written by Aaron

March 16, 2008 at 5:34 pm

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