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Another Look at Consumerism in the Church

As we take a deeper look at Consumerism in the Church, we have to understand what exactly is meant by consumerism in our ministries.

Lets start with the gospel. The gospel is clearly about a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ. And also to share that relationship with others that do not know him.

So somewhere in time we became about extravagant buildings, only allowing a certain social group to participate, and many programs that entertain fellow believers.

How…..Why….What Happened…..

Francis Chan in a recent magazine issue talked about what it would be like if we were stranded on a desert island and had nothing but the bible to start a church.

What would we do if we did not have the option to build million dollar buildings, start thousands of dollars of programs, etc?

Let the innovation begin

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Mark Batterson on IML Tuesday

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Join Mark Batterson on IML this Tuesday as he discusses what it means to have a God Vision. If you are one of the first 10 to register using the code “wildgoose” you will receive a copy of his book Wild Goose Chase, in addition to books from Zondervan depending on which plan you choose. You will also save 10% off the monthly subscription with the code.

You can register at http://www.innovativeministryleader.com

Also this week is Ross Parsley, who will be talking about Biblical Worship.

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Consumerism in the Church

Consumerism in the American Church?

Last week we had the privilege to video with Skye Jethani, the author of the Divine Commodity. In his book he talks about how we as the American Church have moved to an enterprise system in Christianity.

We have been wrestling with this a lot at IML, of how we look at Church as nothing more as a bunch of programs, activities, etc. It by far outweighs, giving, missions, and serving the lost.

What are some of your thoughts on this topic, and maybe we can dig deeper into some ideas over the next few weeks?

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We’re Back!!

We have recently taken a few weeks of from active blogging since the launch of www.innovativeministryleader.com

It has been a great few weeks and users are getting so much value from the teachings of Anne Jackson, Troy Gramling, Dino Rizzo, Jeff Deyo, and many more.

Be sure to sign up today, since this month we have speakers such as Ross Parsley, Mark Batterson, Ron Edmondson, Carl Cartee, and many more.

If you enter the code “welcome” you will save 10% of the monthly rate.

See you soon!

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View Complete IML Lineup, so far….

We are excited to let you all know some of the featured speakers for Innovative Ministry Leader this year. This is just the beginning, where each week we will be adding more and more speakers for the upcoming months.

Here is the current lineup for the first few months. We are still scheduling exact dates for some speakers, but all of these listed will broadcast before the end of the year.

Leadership

Mark Batterson,  Jud Wilhite, Dino Rizzo, Troy Gramling, Anne Jackson, Glenn Packiam, Skye Jethani, Dave Ferguson, Kevin Harney, Matt Chandler, Steven Furtick, Ron Edmondson, Matt Keller, Tony Morgan, and Geoff Surratt

Worship

Jeff Deyo, Jonathan Lee, Carl Cartee, Ross Parsley, and many more on the near horizon. We will also have Sheri Gould, providing professional vocal training each month.

Culture

Tommy Kyllonen aka Urban D, Efrem Smith, JR Mahon, John Acuff, Matthew Paul Turner and Carlos Whittaker

Technology

Various Teachers from Yamaha, Shure, Martin Lighting, Media Shout and other cutting edge technology leaders. We will also have some great leaders from churches and ministries share insight on technology and how it relates to your ministry.

Marketing

Greg Stielstra will starting off on a series of Marketing Messages for the church based upon his book Pyromarketing. We will also have some other guest speakers this year that will share insight of how to effectively marketing and reach new people for Christ.

When you register you will have access to all of these videos each month. There is no licensing, so your entire church can view and access. Memberships start at $34.99 a month.

Also if you are one of the first 150 to sign up, for either a six month or 12 month commitment, you will receive all 8 of the Leadership Network Innovation Series books from Zondervan. That includes titles form Mark Driscoll, Geoff Surratt, Dave Gibbons, Dino Rizzo, and others.

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Be sure to check it out, and share the word. The book deal is going fast so be sure to sign up today!

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Innovative Ministry Leader Special Incentive

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The first 150 Registered users at Innovative Ministry Leader, will RECEIVE ALL 8 of the Leadership Network Innovation Series Books from Zondervan.

Hear from speakers such as Anne Jackson, Dino Rizzo, Mark Batterson, Skye Jethani, Ross Parsley, Jeff Deyo, Troy Gramling, Dave Ferguson, Kevin Harney, Glenn Packiam, Urban D, AND many many more.

We will be updating lineup each week for the rest of the year.

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New Release from Jonathan Lee

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With his latest release from 1CNrecords, Let Them Hear, Jonathan Lee offers up a worship album that is refreshing and honest. No stranger to the worship scene, Jonathan has been leading worship for over ten years, and has honed his craft as a songwriter, collaborating with various artists including Jeff Deyo, with whom he has co-written many songs, including “Jesus I Surrender” and “Unveil”.

While at times reminiscent of such artists as Hillsong United, Fee and Leeland, Jonathan succeeds in crafting a sound that is truly his own. With a unique and clever blend of guitars and keys, Jonathan brings a mature and inventive sound to each track on this album. Lyrically this album shines, with expressions of worship that range from corporate declarations of praise to raw and very personal confessions of a need for communion with the Almighty.

One track from the album, “Beautiful King” has been featured in the May issue of Worship Leader Magazine’s Song DISCovery. This upbeat song of praise is already being used in churches across the nation and around the world to engage congregations in worship.

Other highlights of the album include the soaring anthem “Redeemed”, the intimate and passionate plea of “Oh My Soul” to which Sparrow Recording Artist Sarah Reeves lends her graceful vocals, and the hauntingly beautiful “Release”, with its simple message of the mercy and grace that we find at the cross of Christ.

Bottom line: don’t miss out on this must-have album from Jonathan Lee! Pick up a copy today on iTunes or at jleeworship.com

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