So, How’s the Church Plant Coming?

We’ve discovered since we moved to Dublin that there has been some misunderstanding about our time line for church planting. The common thinking seems to be that we would move here, and immediately start working on the plant. So after talking it over with a few...

Why Neighborhood Based : Food!

Yesterday I wrote about our desire to have the church plant in Dublin be neighborhood based. I wanted to follow up with a couple of thoughts over the next few days about why I think this matters. When we first started the Ithaca Vineyard, we had meals together every...

Our Vision::Neighborhood Based

Last week I wrote a bit about our desire to start a church in Dublin that is “Reproducible & Sustainable.” The comments that came helped me realize how difficult something like this is to clarify in a few blog posts. I believe one difficulty is the...

Our Vision : Reproducible (part 2)

When I posted yesterday, I said I wanted to share about why, at least in my thinking, being truly reproducible has been a bit of a challenge. And I’m really wrestling with getting this into words. And while I’m wrestling with getting this into words, my...

Our Vision for Dublin : Reproducible

One of the things we have sensed since we first got the idea of moving to Dublin to plant a church was that we needed to spend sometime getting to know and simply listening to people there. What helps people in Ithaca connect with Jesus may not have any impact in...