23 December 2006

healing place church - #16

just caught this in the new issue of outreach mag. hpc is listed in their top 25 innovative churches in america (at #16). tony and lindy and jeannie put together a cool piece on innovative churches and it's quite an honor to be included in the list this year.

some of the other churches on the list are ones we've been able to connect with already and i think whatever innovation we do have here is at least in part due to the relationship with them. when it's all said and done, what counts is the one life that is changed because of an encounter with Jesus - if being innovative can help make that happen, then, let's get innovative.

here's the list:

  1. lifechurch.tv (edmond, ok) - craig groeschel

  2. granger community church (granger, in) - mark beeson

  3. northpoint community church (alpharetta, ga) - andy stanley

  4. fellowship church (grapevine, tx) - ed young, jr

  5. mosaic church (city of industry, ca) - erwin mcmanus

  6. seacoast church (mt. pleasant, sc) - greg surratt

  7. community christian church (naperville, il) - dave ferguson

  8. national community church (wasington, dc) - mark batterson

  9. mars hill church (seattle, wa) - mark driscoll

  10. new hope christian fellowship (oahu, hi) - wayne cordero

  11. mark hill bible church (grandville, mi) - rob bell

  12. the potter's house (dallas, tx) - t.d. jakes

  13. crossover church (tampa, fl) - tommy kyllonen

  14. church of the open door (maple grove, mn) - david johnson

  15. redeemer presbyterian church (new york, ny) - timothy keller

  16. healing place church (baton rouge, la) - dino rizzo

  17. the journey church (new york, ny) - nelson searcy

  18. saddleback church (lake forest, ca) - rick warren

  19. north coast church (vista, ca) - larry osborn

  20. willow creek community church (south barrington, il) - bill hybels

  21. imago dei community (portland, or) - rick mckinley

  22. christ the king community church (mt. vernon, wa) - dave browning

  23. radiant church (surprise, az) - lee mcfarland

  24. living word christian center (forest park, il) - william winston

  25. the sanctuary (santa clarita, ca) - marty walker

i've actually already heard of all of these churches. i've been to eight of them.
i have personally been blessed by the innovative approach of 18 of them and all the others i'm planning to check out online soon.

congrats to all of them - and congrats to the people of hpc who make innovation such a natural thing around here.

1 comment:

Robert Pooley said...

Wow... you are well traveled... I have only been to six of them...
Hey hope you had a great holiday...