Posts by Pastor Nathan

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Oikos Mapping––strategic, viral relationships

by Pastor Nathan

This post meant to be a (very) brief primer on oikos mapping. Okies mapping is a tool that has completely changed the way we ordinary Christians do ministry, relationships, and live our lives. We are excited to be able to pass this on to others who can use it. These slides accompany a presentation I […]

a question for our churches: Why didn’t she just go to Boston?

by Pastor Nathan

The 1970s gave us a gaggle of singer-songwriters playing in the tradition of the folk revival of the 60s fused with the nascent era of the cocaine 70s. Some of these acts were schlocky and full of sentimentality and some were authentic. Until recently, “Please Come to Boston” by Dave Loggins was in the first […]

The Smell of a Mobile Church: Tiger Balm

by Pastor Nathan

I’m tired. My left knee is sore. My back muscles are a little inflamed. And it feels so great! Tonight for the first time, our new start church officially began the dreaded/ wonderful cycle of being a mobile church: unload, set up, tear down, pack in. It is the beginning of what could be a […]

New Start Meeting, Friday 6/20

by Pastor Nathan

This Friday we will be discussing our invitation to Freeport Nazarene for a deputation service, the premises where we will meet for services this fall, as well as our notes and personal thoughts on the book “Discipling Skeptics and Seekers.” Join us for worship where we will have a face-melting cover of “Forevermore” by Jesus […]