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Archive for October 2009

Special note from Brett

October 30, 2009

Laura and I watched the movie Fireproof again last night. Seeing this movie will challenge & bless your marriage.     Join us tonight at Westfield HS for our 7pm showing. Read what the New York Times had to say about Fireproof:   Putting Out House Fires, Reigniting Passions   By NEIL GENZLINGER Published: September […]

I need to spend more time…

October 29, 2009

My Dad was in town this past weekend. Caleb & Logan had 4 baseball games scheduled between them. Dad drove the 6 hours from PA to see them play. Each game was cancelled because of rain, but the weekend wasn’t a total loss. Dad grew up on a farm, so the school of hard knocks […]

shameless ask

October 28, 2009

I recently asked a church planter what exciting things were going on at his church, Velocity in Cleveland, OH, and wanted to pass along to you all just a small glimpse of how New Life is part of reaching lost people halfway across the country.   What’s most exciting about Velocity right now is that […]


October 27, 2009

Ran across this article online. It talks about the state of the church in America today. Very eye-opening and a bit disheartening. However… It’s why I love being a part of a church-planting church like New Life! Some people see the doom and gloom of religious organizations. I think we see opportunities! It is said […]

Life Interrupted

October 21, 2009

Weird night at life group. Prayers going up for travel mercies for one of our number attending funeral in Atlanta, for another traveling to California to be with mom with stage 4 colon cancer, for one of our guys in pain who is awaiting knee replacement surgery and for a new couple in need of […]


October 20, 2009

What do you have planned to do today? Eat some food, go to a meeting, drive to work, watch some tv, take care of the kiddos, workout, eat some more food, sleep? What if, in the midst of all that we normally do, we began to ask ourselves each day – how can I make […]

Planting in San Fran

October 6, 2009

Sunday I was able to read an excerpt from an email I received from a church planter we are working with. I thought it would be worth sharing. From Aaron Monts at Ikon in SF, CA Sunday morning, Siobhan (the house manager of Mezzanine) pulled Taryn (the wife of one of our staff members) aside […]


October 2, 2009

For what to me seems like a decade (more like 2 weeks), I have been working on organizational structure for New Life. Like many churches, we ask people to serve in some capacity but do not have the right channels set up for success for them and our many areas to serve. Makes for fun […]

Inching along

October 1, 2009

Lifegroup Tuesday. Acts 13. Came across an intriguing fella named Elymas. The description of him was clear, but it appeared to make no sense. He was a false prophet. He was a sorcerer. He was a Jew. Like the aptitute test that asks “Which of these things is not like the others?” these three descriptors […]