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Are we making disciples of Jesus or are we making disciples of our churches and traditions?

John 5:36 “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish—the very works that I am doing—testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his [...]

By |2019-08-04T18:44:05-07:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Christianity|

Raising Financial Support For Your Church Plants

by Marc Wymore One of the many blessings that is required in preparation of planting a church, is fundraising. If you are more introverted and aren’t comfortable painting the picture of your vision and asking for support, this can feel like the greatest curse. I have met with multiple church planters who are clear [...]

By |2019-05-30T17:39:44-07:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Church Planting|

Equipping and Releasing

By Mark Slomka I have a friend, Ron Flores, whose two sons pitched for Major League Baseball teams. He shared an interesting insight: when they followed their sons’ careers he quickly learned their success was defined by their individual numbers — not their teams’ win/loss records. The team could lose every game but as [...]

By |2019-04-22T23:07:31-07:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Church Planting|

Exploring Non-Traditional Church Planting with Pastor Molly DuQue

Interested in learning more about what others are doing with non-traditional models? Here are some resources for you to explore: Hybrid-Missional Discussion Group Molly leads an online forums with pastors and leaders exploring non-traditional church planting. It's a public Google group and you're welcome to read through the various topics and discussions, [...]

By |2018-09-12T17:23:09-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Church Planting|

Are you reaching the people that you got in this for?

I was recently asking a group of leaders to tell me about various ‘social mosaics’ that exist in their cities.  These leaders lit up as they brainstormed all of the various groups of people who gather in groups throughout their communities - cycling clubs, PTAs, surfers, bikers, and artists.  They rattled off dozens of [...]

By |2018-09-12T00:14:40-07:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Church Planting|Tags: , , , |

Learning to Fail

Over a period of 12 years, I planted two churches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One church closed after seven long, hard years. It was one of the most painful and wounding experiences of my life. The other church grew rapidly and lives on, but leaving it has been confusing and lonelier than I could have [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:37:53-07:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Church Planting|Tags: , , , , |

Don’t Waste Your Preaching: An Interview with Jordan Rice

Redeemer City to City met with Jordan Rice to talk about the importance of contextual preaching—and how to actually do it. City to City: How would you define “contextualization”? Jordan Rice: I would define contextualization as using the gospel to answer the questions that people actually have—to approach a text first seeking Biblical truth [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:43:35-07:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Church Planting|

Eyes Wide Open

Benji Horning thought he knew what the Great Commission was all about. A trip to the Middle East changed everything. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been passionate about reaching the lost. Through going to Life Pacific College with plans to serve as a missionary, and later becoming a church planter here in [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:39:59-07:00April 15th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Church Planting|Tags: , |