Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Get Biblical! Biblical!

At Whipple, we're just finishing up a series talking about the Bible, it's reliablity, it's origin and how to study it. One of our staff created this real cool read through the New Testament in 90 days plan. We are challengeing our church (actually double-dog daring our church) to do it. So I'd thought I'd share it with you. If you want, there is also a bookmark pdf coming! As we read together, we'll grow together! The reading begins July16th and ends on October 13th. Please comment on here if you will take the challenge, I triple-dog dare you!

In His Grip


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Suffering Outside the City Gates

Challenging and inspiring the way only Francis Chan can bring it! "If you're not suffering, you shouldn't be at peace." What? Yea, watch this video.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I Love the Missional Community!

Another great video shown at the Verge Conference. My dream is we (the Big C Church) would have thousands of baptisms happening daily my missional communities! Yes we are all called as belivers in Christ to GO and baptize. 

Do you have a story like this? I would love to hear it!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Battle Cry

Today, a group of 20 of us made our way up to Larch Mountain to pray over our city & county. We had awesome time of worship and prayer. We ended our time by yelling the battle cry & blowing the shofar. It was awesome!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

What Does the Bible Have to Say About Effective Leadership (Part 5)

In the 5th installment we are going to look at " An Effective Leader Confronts with Authority."

I hate confrontation. I used to do anything to get out of it, but I have learned, if I want to be an effective leader, especially leading a Church movement, I have to be willing to confront. Hopefully, this will help you as well. These leadership principles are taken out of our manuals we use for our leadership development classes called NorthwestPassage.

The Effective Leader Confronts with Authority

Whenever God encourages His people to do something to expand the Kingdom, it seems like the potential for conflict follows behind. The leader is responsible for helping to maintain the unity and connectedness of those being led, and so chaos, conflict and evil must be confronted in the authority of the Spirit.

In Titus 2:15, Paul challenges the young pastor to "Declare these things; exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one look down on you."

Paul wanted Titus to be bold in confronting sin. And we are called to do that, if we are called to leadership. But to clairify, this does not mean that you as a leader have the right to equate, "opposition to the vision" with "evil." We need to be appropriately humble about the vision we believe God has given us, to be open to guidance from those who are wise, to make appropriate amount of room for those who might disagree with us. 

Does this mean that we should doubt the direction we believe we are receiving from God every time someone disagrees with us? Of course not. But we must realize that disagreement is not the same thing as sin. That being said, once people move from simply disagreeing to gossiping, quareling, and causing great pain to others in their quest to "be heard," we will need to be ready to confront and, in doing so, properly care for those whom God has given us responsibility.

NEXT UP: Part 6: The Effective Leader Pays Attention.

For more information, check out NW Passage or VantagePoint3 or send me an email.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Missional Layed Out


You want build build missional people? Want to build missional communities? Want to build a missional church? Do you want to be missional yourself? You don't know what missional is?

Them check out these books by Alan Hirsch! It is laid out in such a clear way in his books. Also, the books themselves layout a plan to move you into mot only a missional, but a missional mentality.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Coming Together for Clark County

Pastors, Poets, Preachers, Prayer Warriors, Priest & God's People of Clark County, WA

As someone I have a relationship, or connected with somewhere along the line, I know you care about this county(Clark County, WA).
So, I didn't know if you knew or not but the Clark County Commissioners have again proclaimed a weekend of prayer and service for the county. We will be reading the proclamation this Sunday at our church as well as praying over the areas the commissioners see as critical. I invite you to be a part of this on Sunday at your church. In conjunction with this, you can join 3,000 other people in Clark County for intercessory prayer for our county for 40 days. Intercessory guides are available for $1.25 or you can download from Android store or App Store for .99. The guide is called Seek God for the City. This is an incredible tool for us to use as we make Hell less crowded & make it hard for people to get there from Clark County! I also want to invite you to go with me to a county-wide gathering Wednesday night at the Water Resource Center. The event will take place from 7-9pm. This will be a gathering of people from all over the county as well as elected officials. This will be a time of worship & intercessory prayer for our county. I really believe if we are about Christ being famous here, we need to join our voices and prayers with others in our community. I would love to see you there! If you want hard copies of Seek God for the City, let me know. I will get you the hook up! Also, look for an email in the next couple weeks, if you live in Clark County, WA, as I would like to host a breakfast to bring churches & pastors together for unity and prayer in the county. I believe like you, we are better together than we are apart!

In His Grip,
Brett Aljets
Whipple Creek Church

Thursday, February 9, 2012