15 Life-Giving Habits to Cultivate As a Church Planter/Pastor

About a year ago I gave a talk in Nashville for Church Planting Leadership Fellowship. The theme of the event was Alpha Cities and my talk, rooted in my book Why Cities Matter, was about 15 life-giving habits/priorities for church … Continue reading

08. January 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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Preaching That Connects With People’s Stories

Moody Publishers recently asked me to write 350 words to pastors about preaching, story, and non-Christians. What follows is what I wrote for their newsletter.   Everybody in your city has a story. Preaching is your opportunity to share the … Continue reading

05. January 2015 by Justin Buzzard
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Best Books of 2014

Here is my Best Books of 2014 list, in no particular order. This isn’t a list of books published in 2014. This list is of the books I read in 2014 that I enjoyed/benefited from the most. Click here for … Continue reading

15. December 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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10 Keys to Building Strong, Healthy Teams

At Garden City Church we’re working hard to build strong, healthy teams: our elder board, our staff team, our team of deacons, our various volunteer/serving teams, etc.  I’m learning a lot along the way. Here are 10 keys I’m personally … Continue reading

21. November 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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The Joy And Power We’ve Lost

We used to be different. I know I was different. The empty spaces of my day I gave to communing with God, silent little prayers, thinking, stumbling upon new ideas, and being fully present in the moment. Things are different … Continue reading

19. November 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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Parenting & Grace

World Magazine recently ran a great interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick. I loved what she had to say about parenting. Here are a few excerpts (click here for the whole thing): And none of us is consistent. Do you hear people … Continue reading

24. October 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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One Of The Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask Yourself

  I have a number of questions I like to regularly ask myself. These questions keep me focused on what is most important. One of the questions I regularly ask myself is, “What am I doing now (or not doing now) … Continue reading

13. October 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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The Reminder on My Wrist

  Sometimes I forget important stuff. So, a while ago I tattooed a reminder on my right wrist. “Tetelestai.” This Greek word is one of the final words Jesus spoke from the cross. We translate this word in English as … Continue reading

29. September 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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One Of The Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask Someone

Questions are powerful. Questions lead you to truth and closer relationships. I think one of the most powerful questions you can ask someone is, simply: “How are you?” Ask this question to a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or stranger. Then, listen. … Continue reading

24. September 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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Garden City Church Turns 3 Years Old

Yesterday Garden City Church turned three years old! Three years ago a handful of us started this church with a dream to engage Silicon Valley with the good news of Jesus in a fresh way. You can click here for more … Continue reading

22. September 2014 by Justin Buzzard
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