Kimy & Tyler

When Reinforcements Come

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

Do you ever feel like you are at your end and you don’t know if you can keep going? Well, I think Kimy was at this point yesterday. I could just tell when we first started talking. She has a lot on her plate this summer, some personal things are coming up, and the idea of planting LBCC just seems overwhelming. If you have planted anything before, you know that feeling.

This couldn’t have been a better day for reinforcements to come and cheer her up, let her know she is not alone, and put some wind in her sails. Here is her reflection from our time together:

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$140 Million and Feeling Lost

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Does this resonate with you? It does with me.

I am reading through Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration and I am loving it! Ed Catmull, the founder of Pixar, takes you through his journey to launch and run the company and all the lessons he learned along the way with regard to eliminating blocks to creativity.

The quote above is written just after Toy Story brought in $140 million and all the fears of his company failing vanished.

All of a sudden, in the most secure time of his 20 year career, he feels lost. WHAT?!

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Learning to Prayer Walk

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

I wasn’t able to make it to LBCC this week because of Regional staff meetings. But Kimy and Juan held it down and went about business as usual. When I got off the boat from Catalina on Tuesday I had a video and multiple pictures from their time!

They studied Acts 17 and talked about Paul in Athens and how he saw and responded to idols. Then they went on a prayer walk.

The lesson they learned in planting was all about the power of a prayer walk in a secular place.

Enjoy her video reflection…

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Attract a Crowd or Develop a Following?

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

This week at Long Beach City College Kimy and Juan-David led the group through Luke 10, the sending of the 72. Their task was to invite some friends and invite them into the mission with us. They were able to get two friends there and we had a great discussion. For their first time leading a group with us they did pretty well!

Eric didn’t show up, as he was talking to some friends. It was unclear if he was bailing on us or if he was getting into a spiritual conversation with them. Time will tell.

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Online Evangelism Cohort

I am considering starting an online evangelism cohort. Would this be something that interests you?

I want to create a community where we can talk about evangelism regularly, and I can encourage and coach you further into witness.

If you are interested, leave your email here, and I will send you more information as well as some questions.

What could the content of the cohort look like?

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Zeal, But For The Wrong Gospel

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

We didn’t get to meet this week on campus because of Memorial Day, but we did do a Google Hangout prayer time on Tuesday night at 9:30. Besides the fact that I fell asleep at 9pm when I started reading before the call, it was a great time to connect and really pray for the campus and each other. (Am I really getting that old???)

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First Meeting On Campus

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

May 12, 2015

Let me start by saying that the cost of planting is high. Ok, I was running late, I hurried out of my car to run to the meeting, and I forgot to pay the parking meter. What should have cost me $2 is now costing me $49 :(

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Planting Pushes Cults Away

[This post is part of the “4 Hour Campus Plant” series. I am live blogging my attempt to plant a ministry at a new campus with only 4 hours a week. This is a continuous story that builds, so make sure to start at the beginning.]

May 18, 2015

I was excited to go to LBCC today because Pastor Sean was going to join me and I wanted him to get a taste for what its like to plant a college ministry. While Sean is a prolific high school pastor and leader, he had never been apart of a ministry on a college campus – this would be his first time.

Here’s a taste of how we are feeling before we drive over:

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