Author Archives: lancehurley

About lancehurley

Executive Director of Ignite Church Planting: Chicagoland

A New Training Tool

We are in the process of launching a new training tool for potential church planters.  The Church Planter Academy is made up of short training videos (found on Ignite’s YouTube channel). We created this tool for the purpose of introducing … Continue reading

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Observations on Prayer

Reading through the Bible book of 2 Chronicles the other day, I ran across a story from the life of King Jehoshaphat that caused me to think about prayer.  Taking place in chapter 20, the story details a pending attack … Continue reading

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The Power of Form

I was working on an upcoming episode of our Church Planter Academy video training when I began thinking about the difference proper form makes.  When it comes to archery (I am a bow hunter), form is essential to making a … Continue reading

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Full, not Flat 2

When the motorcycle repairman pulled the roofing nail out of my deflated tire, it was good lesson of the importance of keeping the wrong things away from what is of utmost importance.  The reality is that the tire on a … Continue reading

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Full, not Flat

Last week, I was heading to a meeting on my motorcycle when I experienced something strange.  My bike, which had always been faithful, suddenly became sluggish and hard to steer.  I went half a block, then pulled over to the … Continue reading

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Going into Training

I have been reading a book by Bear Grylls  called “Survival Guide for Life”.  Bear details many different short, pithy statements that he practices as he walks through life.  I read one today that resonated with something that Ignite does … Continue reading

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Developing a Farm System

The Chicago Cubs are 2-0 to start the season and after last season, the expectations are sky-high on the north side.  When first hired by the team as the president of baseball operations, Theo Epstein did a complete overhaul of … Continue reading

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