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A Fair for the Community in Port St. Lucie

Church planters are leading their congregations to love God and love their neighbors in creative and practical ways. To share a glimpse of how one church plant is doing this and to perhaps spark your own creativity, let me tell you about a recent event hosted by Iglesia Sunlight Español, a Resonate partner church plant in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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Evangelism is Relational

Steve was a salesman at a local car dealership, and I bought my first Malibu from him in 2009. When I heard about his severe cancer diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with a deep compassion and a nudge from the Spirit. 

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Of Acorns and Me

Despite being called to this life, one aspect that I have been focusing on is that we, humans, are often caught sleeping. Simply put we need to wake up and realize all of life is a call to live abundantly! 

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Understanding Our Missional Identity

Using “missional” as an adjective doesn't change the church's identity but attempts to serve as a reminder of what she's always been. The term neither excludes evangelism nor is synonymous with social justice efforts.

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Creating Together

In a neighborhood that faces many challenges, an arts ministry holds great potential. As Stryker points out, “Beauty, while not necessary to survive, is essential for the human spirit to thrive.” 

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Church Planting as Political Expression

This past week the division in our nation has been illuminated by the election process, not created by that process. But as the church, we must follow Christ in offering a posture of submission to the other. 

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One Motorcycle Ride

As I rode along and saw empty store fronts, ragged motels, pawn shops, ethnic stores and restaurants, I was gripped by a feeling that surprised me with its intensity. I felt like I had come home.

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6 Lessons Learned in Church Planting

In a couple weeks our church celebrates six years of existence. During this time we've experienced the high's and low's of planting a new ministry. To celebrate, here are some lessons learned along the way. 

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"We're Not In Kansas Anymore"

Calling Kansas City home means hearing lots of references to "The Wizard of Oz." As a church planter, I wanted a yellow brick road and got one, but the land of Oz is full of unexpected twists and turns.

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What is Kingdom-Focused Prayer?

Understanding the weight of this God-sized dream, prayer would not be a luxury, but rather the lifeblood and air we’d breathe if God’s Kingdom was to “come to earth.” 

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