Functional Treasures

Paul Tripp has a helpful list of diagnostic questions that help you determine what the functional treasures of your heart really are. His list was originally for pastors, so I've reworded it a bit to fit everyone.

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    Jon Lauriat
    Introducing Neopolis and Paul Ogalo

    Neopolis is a city-facing, multi-ethnic and global family of churches, committed to: Preaching to the glory of God, Pastoring to the glory of God,Planting to the glory of God in order to Influence our world for Christ

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    Jon Lauriat
    Two Trees

    Jeremiah 17:5-8 describes the fate of two kinds of people, depicted as two kinds of trees:"Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

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    Jon Lauriat
    A Church for the City

    In 1998, 37 adults and their families from College Church in Wheaton moved from the leafy western suburbs to Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago to start a new church - Holy Trinity Church. This small congregation had a big dream: to see the city of Chicago transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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    Jon Lauriat
    How to Plant a Church in Chicago

    It’s hard work to plant a church in Chicago. “If you pierce the 100-member level, you’re in the vast minority,” said David Choi, who planted Church of the Beloved in Chicago four years ago. “From my vantage point, I’ve seen about 10 percent of church plants pierce the 100 level. Far more have around 10 to 50 people. . . . I could name a good amount of churches that have fewer than 60 or have folded in the last five years.”

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    Jon Lauriat