Today's Agenda

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IN (WITH EACH OTHER)

Dinner and Dessert

OUT (WITH NEIGHBORS)

Welcome

Coming Next:

  • New location next week: Elm Creek Community Church in Maple Grove (map)
  • Now through Easter: Ashes to Fire Series
  • March 22: Baby Dedication
  • April 12-June 7: Forge Minneapolis Preview.
  • June-August: At Andrews park
  • Online service testers needed. Contact Mark. 
  • http://momschurch.com and http://zombiechurch.org are now up for testing
  • Through March: Women's Huddles (every 2 weeks), Men's Huddles (every 4 weeks), Adult's Night Out (every 8 weeks)

UP (with God) 

  1. Hang out outside and grill food
  2. Share why us Zuberts are moving (more space, better hospitality, finding a neighborhood to invest longer term as a family)
  3. Tell stories of what we have experienced in our neighborhood 
  4. Chart what we have learned and what it means for next strategies
  5. Detail next steps for Create Church (new creative opportunities for each family, meeting location change to Elm Creek Church and Andrews Park)
  6. Talk about a new partnership opportunity

NEXT WEEK:

Topic intro and split into groups of 3-5 people to keep discussion moving.


Coming next

Sync to the Calendar

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Create Church as a startup

  • Startup's definition: an organization designed to create new (products and) services under conditions of extreme uncertainty.
  • Startup's most vital function: learning. Which elements of our strategy are working to realize our vision and which are just crazy. 
  • Startup's job: (1) rigorously measure where it is right now, confronting the hard truths that assessment reveals, and then (2) devise experiments to learn how to move the real numbers closer to the ideal reflected in the vision. 
  • Validated learning (scientific testing and measuring of what is valuable). Assumption testing. Waste elimination.
  • 2015 tactics: Smoke testing, AB testing, new minimum viable products (MVP). Many experiments coming in 2015.

Current Series

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Giving

100% of gifts are invested into advancing our mission to go and make communities of disciples in every people group.

Would you give to advance the Create Church experiment?

  1. Ask Jesus about your relationship with money. Which master has your heart?
    Matthew 6:21-24

  2. Give an amount that demonstrates your trust in God. Be generous according to your ability. Calculate a proportion of your income.  
    Deut 16:10-17 | 1 Cor 16:2 | 2 Cor 8:11

  3. Give a gift that moves your heart and feel God’s delight in you!
    2 Cor 8-9

Create Church operate with financial transparency. Please e-mail stewardship@createchurch.org if you would like to serve with the generosity team.

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Please make checks out to "Create." Or mail checks to Create Church, 12299 Champlin Dr Suite 201, Champlin MN 55316. You can also give by online check. If you want to manage your online check giving, log in here.

October 2014 Given: $2205
November 2014 Given: $2220
December 2014 Given: $1560
January 2015 Given: $1015 Goal: $2000
February 2015 Given: $1510 Goal: $2000

March Giving

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Today's Notes

Intro

https://trello.com/b/m2s8RAat/20150308-strategy-session

  1. Share why us Zuberts are moving (more space, better hospitality, finding a neighborhood to invest longer term as a family)
  2. Tell stories of what we have experienced in our neighborhood 
  3. Chart what we have learned and what it means for next strategies
  4. Detail next steps for Create Church (new creative opportunities for each family, meeting location change to Elm Creek Church and Andrews Park)
  5. Talk about a new partnership opportunity

Acts 17 Locations

  1. Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. (religious)
  2. But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. (residential)
  3. Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. (public)
  4. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. (public)

SKIP THE BELOW THIS WEEK

SPLIT UP INTO GROUPS OF 3-5 PEOPLE

Say hi to each person.

Anyone read 1 and 2 below.

  1. Say your names and in 30 seconds or less, share about your favorite grilled food.
  2. Pick a Discussion Mover (DM) for today. This person's job is to (1) be vulnerable (2) keep discussion moving (3) make the "do it" section as impactful as possible. You can nominate a DM, spin something to choose someone, or ask the group if you can volunteer. 
  3. DM: What are our expectations for this discussion today? Is this a safe place where we can be honest with each other? Do we want Jesus to speak to us? Are we willing to follow Him? Pray for God to speak with you and be with your group.

DM: lead the "DO It" section

reminder: CARVE OUT TIME TO HEAR THE HOLY SPIRIT

When this week will you carve out time to hear the Holy Spirit? Some may choose to take a prayer walk or a once-per-week time of solitude and listening to God. Others may segment their hour into daily increments of ten minutes per day for six days of the week. The point is to have a specific time of just listening in silence, not speaking or asking for a list of things; just letting the Holy Spirit speak to you. What is He asking you to do? Who is He putting on your heart? Take notes or journal to write down distracting thoughts and capture what you hear. Verify with scripture, the character of Jesus, and those in church community with you, and immediately put His words into practice. 

I invite you to get started by getting the Ashes to Fire Year B journal on Amazon. There is a kindle version available and you can read it on any device.


We are a

Garden

Garden

Launch Pad

Launch Pad

Lab

Lab

Starfish

Starfish


Feel alive, joyful, healthy and whole this new year

by adopting our simple, relational, empowering practices

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Coming March 2015: Forge Minneapolis 

Discover what you are made to do.

Believe that you are a minister, and that God has already sent you on a mission to represent Jesus with the people where you live, work, and play.

Step into the adventure of asking Jesus to give you His heart for the people in your neighborhood you already live in or group that you already identify with.

Are you equipped to make a Jesus-like impact in your world? Go on a 3-month mission trip without quitting your job, leaving your neighborhood, or hanging up your hobbies. This is a chance to invest time in the lab of learning and start to launch out in love with the community He puts on your heart.

A full 9-month mission trip starts June 2015.

Learn more about Forge Minneapolis


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