The Bait-n-Switch Church

When I was 17 I was a victim of one of the most classic sales tricks the world has ever seen! I wanted a Sony Walkman like nobodies business (if you just asked yourself, “What is a ‘walkman’?” then you are too young to be reading this post). So, I saw an ad from a [...]

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As long as I tithe, God doesn’t care about the rest…right?

There’s a common misconception among Christians that the only thing God cares about when it comes to money is whether or not you tithe. If you don’t know what a tithe is, it is giving back to God through your local place of worship, 10% of your income. Now, I’m not going to spend the [...]

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Set List Sunday 6.3.12

Here’s what we sang this morning at Friendship Church as we got a little weird with a new series from Craig Groeschel:
New Day (Ben Cantelon)
Go (Hillsong United)
The Glory of Our King (Matt Redman)
Cannons (Phil Wickham)

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Growing Young Artists

Since becoming a father, creative arts pastor, and growing as an artist over the past couple of years, I’ve had a pretty weighty thought on my mind constantly. I learned from Andy Stanley years ago that you always need to … Continue reading

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FriendshipCreative.com

In January of this year we launched our full-scale creative department, Friendship Creative. Since that time we have grown the number of creatives by over 30% and have seen win after win in our experiences as we set the table … Continue reading

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The Dead Church

Today we walked through the Sagrada Familia Temple. It is the largest Basilica or Cathedral in Spain. On the outside it is an impressive sight. It looms stories up into the air and when you ascend into one of the towers you can see all of Barcelona. The designer, Gaudi, was a devout Catholic and [...]

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What I Hate Most About Going on Sabbatical

Well, I’m sitting at the Indy airport and waiting for our first flight out of the US through New York. As usual the plane is running behind, but I know that the flight will be easy and relatively painless. As we think about this incredible opportunity that you and God have afforded us we have [...]

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Why Am I Going On Sabbatical?

I think one of the coolest things about Friendship Church is that we are constantly trying to take the long-term view of things. Always asking the question, “How will this affect us 5, 10, 15 years from now?” This approach has saved us from making a lot of short-sited decisions that could have had significant, [...]

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Set List Sunday 5.6.12

Here’s what we sang this morning at Friendship Church as we cranked up our new series, “Ready?”: Go – Hillsong United Kingdom – Kristian Stanfill At Your Name – Phil Wickham Nothing But The Blood – Matt Redman You Revive … Continue reading

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