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Top 6 Reasons I haven't blogged in 6 months

1. Karis.  My last blog post was June 18th.  Our 2nd daughter (and 3rd child in less than 4 years), Karis, was born on June 23rd.  You do the math.  Although Kimberly, my wonderful wife, had made the transition to 2 kids, now that she was consumed with Karis, it was now my turn to learn what it's like to have to take care of 2 children under the age of 4.

2. For the City - our Fall Vision Series at The Austin Stone Community Church.  On top of launching over 300 missional communities, we raised close to $11 million to build, among other things, a non-profit center in the poorest neighborhood in Austin.

3. Designed, launched, facilitated and taught, with the help of Allen and Joey, Project 297, a pilot training platform for urban missionaries, global missionaries, and church planters.  We currently have 27 guinea pigs... ahhh, I mean, participants.

4.  Hired 4 new staff - 2 church planting residents, a church planting intern and a ministry assistant.

5.  Discovered Twitter.  You can follow me at http://twitter.com/_Stew_

6.  Got an iPhone.  Whatever you think is next level, the iPhone is 5 levels above that.  Trust me.




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  • Anonymous brad andrews says so:
    1:05 PM, December 22, 2008  

    so glad your back! look forward to hearing your thoughts on community and mission at austin stone. would love to hear about the nfp, etc. keep us in the loop!

    so wish i could be at the missional conference at austin stone in feb(?) but can't. i know it's going to be great. darrin patrick and jonathan mcintosh are good friends here at the journey in st. louis (i'm a church planting intern with them; going to be "sent out" by them to Tulsa next year to plant)

    would love to dialog with you about mission and community sometime at your earliest convenience. peace! top