Had a great Skype conversation with Liam Glover the other day. That's Liam without the hair and me in the tiny box. Skype video adds a lot to the relational dynamic of a call. I'm running the v2 beta on a MacBook.
Back to Liam. He's leading the pack in applying the NCD health paradigm to church planting: NxCD. Liam is a planter and an effective practitioner of what he preaches.
He's also passionate about church planting and NCD and does a good job of coaching planters. I think he's onto something.
Liam gets the church plants to do two NCD surveys in their first year and then coaches them around their minimum factor/s. They do the survey even if they only have half a dozen on their team. The proof is in the pudding and Liam is seeing some encouraging outcomes in his work with planters.
If you're a church planter and an early adopter (is that a tautology?), I'd be ordering a NxCD pack and trying it out. They've worked out a great deal on the cost to encourage church planting.
Hope to have the next1000 website launched by November and with it a new ebook on how we're going to plant the next1000 Aussie churches. Stay tuned.