You Need Anchors In Your Life

At last Friday’s NYC Coaching Network we began by talking about “Anchors” we need in our life to keep us grounded. Anchors are set activities that keep our priorities in order. There are many different kinds of anchors: family anchors, spiritual anchors, personal growth anchors, etc. Spiritual anchors are daily, weekly, yearly or occasional activities that we do to celebrate … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 3 of 8

SYSTEM #3: THE ASSIMILATION SYSTEM It’s Wednesday again! Time to take another step in our weekly Wednesday blog series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack.” Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with us in this series and have been giving some real attention to whether there is slack (and therefore lack) in your church systems. If you missed the series’ first post … Read More


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What Happens AFTER Baptism?

Baptism is a very important event in the life of any new Christian. I know that we all go to great lengths to make sure the celebration is done just right. But what about the day or week after the baptism service? What’s your follow-up plan? I’ve noticed that the week after a person’s baptism can be a trying time. … Read More


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Monday Proflections – July 28, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with me and CLI that may be of interest to you this week: Monday – In addition to the usual follow-up from Sunday, I’ll be following-up with the 57 people who were baptized on Saturday at our Beach Baptism (see tomorrow’s post for our follow-up process).  That’s a record for one of our beach events – God … Read More


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Greg Surratt at The Journey Today

Today Greg Surratt, Senior Pastor Seacoast Church in Charleston, SC, is speaking at all four services at The Journey-Manhattan. I’ve know Greg personally for a couple of years, listened to his sermons/podcasts for even longer and been a fan of Seacoast for as long as I can remember.  Greg has been super-gracious to us and our multi-site expansion. I know … Read More


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Beach Baptism Video Montage

Our annual Beach Baptism is tomorrow (Saturday, July 26) at 2:30pm at Jones Beach on Long Island.  If you are in the area, stop in and join us – all the details are here. To prepare for the Baptism we recently put together a montage of previous beach baptism videos.  I think its pretty inspirational.  Here’s the link: For more … Read More


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How to Survive an IRS Audit

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I’m being audited by the IRS. The case is ‘almost closed’ although there are still some minor paperwork issues to be handled. Hopefully everything will be settled by August. As it turns out, everything was ‘proper and in order’ with my 2006 return but I did learn some important lessons. First, I was … Read More


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