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This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal

Yesterday afternoon marked the launch of the eighth campus of the Summit Church. Summit Blue Ridge kicked off with two services, a huge army of volunteers, and over 600 people in attendance. As I...

Thursday Three For All: Productivity Edition

Let’s ease into the 2014 edition of the ol’ blog, shall we? (Yes. We shall.) It’s a new year, and new years mean new resolutions, new resolve, new get-out-there-and-kick-your-day-in-the-face type of stuff that will...

Christmas at DPAC

Christmas at DPAC

Day one is done. Last night we saw well over 4,000 people brave the December downpours and fight downtown traffic in order to experience the first two of five Christmas Eve services at the...

Flashback Friday: O Holy Night

Flashback Friday: O Holy Night

Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until this song blasts through my speakers.   2009 (original post): Tonight is the Night… 2010: O Holy Night: The Mystery Revealed You’re welcome.

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Four Reasons Why You Might Feel Disconnected From Your Church. (via @NathanRouse, HT @JustinKBuchanan) Don’t read the post without also hitting the comments. Yes, I agree with all four of Nathan’s points, but I also...

Whatever It Takes: A Love Story

Whatever It Takes: A Love Story

You’re looking at my friends Ryan and Morgan, and my friend-that-I-haven’t-yet-met, Charlie. Charlie is an orphan from central Africa. Scratch that. Was an orphan from central Africa. A few months ago, a court declared Charlie a...

DPAC: Serve’s Up

DPAC is back. Last year’s services at the Durham Performing Arts Center were a high-water mark for our church. We swung the doors wide open to our community, inviting them in for two days...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Avoiding the Christmas Crowd Trap. (via @MarkLWaltz) A great reminder as we head towards Christmas at DPAC. Don’t just show up to serve. Engage.  We expect thousands of new people this Christmas season. People who...