Saturday, December 04, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
If you like coffee, and love church planting, then you need to check out 29 Coffee. This coffee company was created to help support church planting, while providing quality coffee.
This Christmas season you can give the gift of great coffee and support church plants by going to 29Coffee.com and purchasing your gifts via their site. Also, if your church serves coffee, this is a very practical way for them to begin supporting church planting without having to add a new budget line item.
Since I am planting in the Texas Region, then I know first hand how much all support helps. Thanks for your consideration!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
As many of you know, my family and I moved to the Magnolia/The Woodlands area in June of this year to begin the process of planting a church, Christ Community Church.
God has been blessing our work and we are weekly meeting new people who are excited about our work and desire to join in. Over the next few months we will continue meeting people and adding to our core/launch team.
Some Important Dates:
- January 16th - Preview Service @ 10:30am - Bear Branch Elementary
- February 13th - Preview Service @ 10:30am - Bear Branch Elementary
- March 20th - Preview Service @ 10:30am - Bear Branch Elementary
- April 3rd - Public Launch Service @ 10:30am - Bear Branch Elementary
More than ever, we realize that church planting is a Kingdom project, and we need your help. We need people who will commit to praying for and with us. Also, we are needing to raise over $50,000 by the end of 2010 to cover start-up expenses, rental of the school, salaries, etc.
Ways that you can help:
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
Sunday, July 04, 2010
We have decided to live in an apartment for at least a year in order to meet people, and free up time to focus on planting the church. I must confess, I LOVE IT! First of all, we have 2 bathrooms now (with locks on the doors!), and are right in the area we want to plant in.
Thanks to all of you who have been praying with and for us during this time! They have been heard.
I will be writing on here more often, Lord willing!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Steph and I had a wonderful time with our pastor and our good friend, Justin Hyde, in Denver, CO this past week for the Acts 29 Boot Camp. It was an encouraging time of meeting fellow church planters, learning from seasoned pastors, and enjoying quality time with Steph and Justin.
Our assessment for membership into the Acts 29 Network was Friday morning. There are tons of rumors and stories about how grown men are made to cry, arguments that almost get to the point of throwing punches ensue, etc. However, this was not our experience at all.
We met with three sincere Acts 29 Pastors who truly appeared to have our best interest at heart. They confronted me seriously about my favorite sin, busyness. They led Steph and I through a series of probing questions helping me to see how my busyness effects/affects my own heart, my wife, my daughter, and my little seedling of a church. I hate my sin...
Now, I could see how some grown men might be made to cry by this experience, but I was so overwhelmed with gratitude, that Steph and I left the process eternally grateful to God for people who did not measure success the same way the world does and cared more for our hearts, our marriage, our daughter, etc., than our "success".
Part of my busyness has been due to necessity, as in, providing for my family. However, part of it has been motivated by my lack of faith in God's continued ability and desire to provide for all of our needs. I live in a constant tension of living by faith, not wanting to be lazy, and needing to provide for my family. The assessors helped me to identify my need for growth, maturity, and most of all, transformation in this area of my life.
There is much more to be discovered on this subject, but suffice it to say right now that we need your prayers.
Please be praying for:
- Continued godly sorrow that leads to repentance.
- Someone to buy our house so that we can get settled in Magnolia/The Woodlands.
- Discernment about what needs to go from our lives, what needs to be added, etc.
- More discipline in our lives.
- God to continue to bless our new little community.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This will continue to be my personal blog, which will be a culmination of my life with God, my family, as a pastor, as an entrepreneur, etc. If you are looking for my pastoral blog, you can go here.
Looking forward to writing more frequently. You're welcome to join the ride!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I met with an editor today. Looks like I'm actually going to REALLY work on publishing my story.
More to come soon.
Monday, February 01, 2010
I am excited to announce that my publishing company, Lucid Books, released Pastor John R. Bisagno's 35th Anniversary Edition of Love is Something You Do. This is a revised and expanded (12 new chapters!) edition of his 1975 release under the same title. We are very excited about this project and feel that God will use it in great ways. Here is what people are saying:
“Love Is Something You Do will change the face of marriage in America. This book should be in every library and tucked away in the heart of every marriage.” - Dr. Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors
"Martin Luther said “A man can become more like Christ in a marriage than in a monastery.” How true. Marriage chisels us in the image of Jesus with every decision of faithfulness and commitment. This book will help to shape you and your spouse. Let Dr. Bisagno speak from the heart of a faithful husband and effective pastor to guide your marriage to be all that God desires." - Pastor Gregg Matte, Pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church
"Once again John Bisagno has captured the heart and imagination of his readers. In this clear concise writing, John makes a case for love as a verb. Love is Something You Do stimulates the heart, motivates the mind, and saturates the soul with helpful, holy hints." - Ralph Douglas West, Pastor, The Church Without Walls
“I had the joy of being under John Bisagno’s leadership for 25 years as he served as pastor of our church in Houston. I love and respect him and Uldine, the love of his life, so much. ” - Beth Moore, Author, Living Proof Ministries
"This is the book America's been waiting for." - George Gallup, Jr., Pollster
Click here to get your copy or request it at your local bookstore!
(Disclaimer: New laws require me to let you know that if you buy this book, I will profit financially. So, there's that.)
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
- She loves Jesus. Not superficially, but consequentially.
- She's easy to look at.
- By some miracle she loves me.
- She's a phenomenal mother.
- Her laugh. If I can get a belly laugh from her, then I know what I said was REALLY funny.
- Her desire to disciple women and her faithful perseverance in doing so.
- Her passion for orphans.
- Her authenticity.
- She's my best friend.