Sunday in Phoenix

I arrived in Phoenix yesterday and today I have a rare Sunday off. I’ll be attending a private event starting later today and going throughout the week. On Thursday, I’ll be teaching my Fusion Seminar at Camelback Community Church. (It’s not too late to register if you are in the area. Just click here.) Here are a few of my … Read More


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BONUS: Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 4 — Doesn’t the semester-based system keep people from forming meaningful relationships?

Thanks to the great response we received from this week’s small group posts, we decided to give you one more Q&A. Think of it as a Saturday bonus! Question #4: I like the idea of semester-based small groups that meet for 10-12 weeks and then end. But doesn’t that keep deep and meaningful relationships from forming? Doesn’t the group end … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 3 — How can we double our number of groups by next semester?

This is Kerrick Thomas with our final small groups question of the week. I hope that what we’ve been discussing has impacted you in a way that will translate into more effective small groups for your church. If you missed any of this week’s blog entries make sure to scroll down and check them out! Question #3: We need twice … Read More


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Tele-Coaching: Making Tough Decisions

Tomorrow, I have to make some tough decisions about who will be a part of my new Tele-Coaching Network for Senior Pastors. The response has been overwhelming and I’ve already accepted a number of great pastors, but I’m still waiting on an application from you 🙂 Let me encourage you to send over your application ASAP so I can review … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 2 — What if a group doesn’t get enough sign ups?

Kerrick Thomas here again. Today, I’m continuing to answer the most common questions Nelson and I get about small groups. In addition to being the Executive Pastor of The Journey and co-author of Launch and Activate, I handled small groups at The Journey until not too long ago. Even though we’ve now passed that responsibility on to a Small Groups … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 4 of 8

SYSTEM #4: THE SMALL GROUPS SYSTEM Welcome back to our weekly Wednesday blog series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack.” If you’ve been keeping up with these posts each week, I trust that your church systems are beginning to undergo positive transformation. Hopefully, you’ve pinpointed some areas that have suffered because of slack and started turning that lack around! Today, we … Read More


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Coming to Phoenix – Fusion Seminar on August 14, 2008

In just over a week I’ll be in Phoenix for my Fusion Seminar. Can you help me get the word out? We’ve done no outside promotion for this seminar, yet its is shaping up to be a great event! Maybe it’s because Bob Franquiz is going to be with me. Or maybe Phoenix pastors are just committed to the ‘learn … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions – Question #1 – What About Childcare?

Hi Everyone. Kerrick Thomas here. I’m the Exeuctive Pastor at The Journey Church and Co-Author of Launch and Activate with Nelson. Today, Thursday and Friday, I’m going to be answering some of the most common questions we get about small groups. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Nelson will be back with the weekly Slack = Lack post, which will be centered on the … Read More


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Monday Proflections – August 4, 2008

This is a big week for me personally (my 14th Anniversary on Wednesday), professionally (see Thursday and Friday) and for Church Leader Insights….here’s what’s happening: Monday – Usual staff meetings plus an interview with a potential staff pastor. Tuesday – Last day to register for my Phoenix Fusion Seminar at the lowest rate…if you are anywhere within driving distance, I … Read More


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