Archive for Archive for March, 2008

Celebration Generosity – RSVP for a Vision Dinner!

I could not be more excited about what is coming up at Community in three weeks!  On April 19/20, we are devoting the entire service to Celebration Generosity!  Celebration Generosity is our initiative to: Help the 20% who live on less than a dollar a day Reach the 67% who have not yet found their […]

Posted by: Julie on Monday, March 31st, 2008

Join us for Easter!

Okay, so I’ve gotta brag on Community a little bit… I just received this graph from our finance director David Girdwood, and I am so amazed at what God has done through the years through the people of this church!!  The graph at the right shows the Easter attendance each year at Community throughout our […]

Posted by: Julie on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

A Learning Organization

I just read the March issue of the Harvard Business Review, and there are some terrific articles in there to check out if you are at all interested in leadership, organizational growth, strategy, authenticity, talent management, and much more.  This month’s issue is great.  This morning I read a particular article entitled, ‘Is Yours a Learning […]

Posted by: Julie on Friday, March 21st, 2008

NewThing and Wheaton College? Yes, it’s true!

This just in!  NewThing and Wheaton College have formed a partnership agreement!  Our NewThing team had a meeting yesterday with Rick Richardson and Carol Fowler from the Wheaton Graduate School, and we made some good progress on the marketing of this brand new partnership!  Our NewThing leadership residents will now be eligible to receive up to a […]

Posted by: Julie on Saturday, March 15th, 2008

As Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so does one person sharpen another” (Proverbs 27:17). I had a great conversation with Jerry Schriver yesterday from the Christian Stewardship Network.  He is doing some great things in networking stewardship and development pastors nationwide through forums, events, peer-to-peer coaching, and other venues.  His network members are an impressive list, and I […]

Posted by: Julie on Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Ever Done a Shopping Fast?

  Ever done a shopping fast?  No, I don’t mean ‘shopping fast’ in which you shop quickly for your most coveted items!  I mean a shopping fast – in which you fast (or abstain) from shopping for a selected period of time.  Many of you are likely familiar with different types of food fasts.  Food fasts challenge […]

Posted by: Julie on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Generosity in Action

 This picture is one of the best results of generosity I’ve ever experienced!  Did you know that our 190-person launch team for the Plainfield launch personally sacrificed not only their time, their hearts, and their talents – but also their resources?!  It’s true.  Our Plainfield launch team, led by Brad and Anne Prunty – who sacrificed significant […]

Posted by: Julie on Sunday, March 9th, 2008