Brad Russell

Thank You FaithVillage

I have shared about FaithVillage many times here and want to again reiterate how grateful I am to be connected with this incredible ministry.  Brad Russell and the team at FaithVillage have an incredible vision for using web technology to grow people in their faith by connecting them with great resources and each other!  I'm honored to be a contributor at FaithVillage and hope that if you're not already an active participant in the community at FaithVillage that you will begin today. FaithVillage has created some great resources for churches and I hope that if you are a ministry leader you will check those out and see how you can utilize these tools in the life of your church.  Take a look at this video:

What is from on Vimeo.

The 2nd Best Job out there is hiring right now!

A good friend of mine, Brad Russell, has been working on a project for several years now that is about to be unveiled to the public and you can be a part!  The project is a website called Faith Village and he is currently building his team as they gear up for their public launch in the coming months. To call Faith Village just a website is a massive understatement though!  There are thousands of websites out there and you likely only visit about 5-10 on a regular basis.  In the next year, Faith Village will be one of those sites that you will visit on a regular basis.  It will be a new social network for faith resources and simply put, a virtual village.  To be honest, my description won't do it justice.  I encourage you to visit to check it out and bookmark it to come back regularly as they get closer to launching the site in full.  If you have a few minutes, check out this video about Faith Village:

Introducing from Brad Russell on Vimeo.

So, to the 2nd Best job out there it is the Christian Living Editor at Faith Village.  This is one of several jobs like it that Faith Village will be hiring in the coming months.  If you are interested don't hesitate to go ahead and apply.  Also, I would love for you to let me know so that I can recommend you personally to Brad.

Whether you apply for this position or not, make sure to pay close attention to Faith Village in the coming months as some exciting things are ahead!

I confess, I have a massive man crush on Francis Chan!

Francis Chan is stepping out in faith... from Catalyst on Vimeo.

My friend Brad Russell responded to my last post mentioning that Francis Chan is resigning from his role as senior pastor at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA.  As I shared in my last post, I have a large and now even larger man crush on Francis Chan.  The words that he writes and speaks are powerful and inspiring, but his actions speak even louder.  So often many leaders speak about bold vision and following God wherever He may call us, but they don't lead by example (I include myself on this list).  How impressive is it that Francis is now following God's leading even before he knows clearly where he is being called to go.  He just knows he's supposed to go.  I've always been inspired by the story of Peter stepping out of the boat and experiencing the power of God like no other disciple was ever able to experience walking on water.  I know God is going to continue to move through Francis Chan wherever he leads as he continues to step out of the boat in faith.  May we be inspired by the faith of these saints and step out of the boat wherever and whenever God calls us!