A few years ago I attended a West Coast Regional Ministry Summit which got me thinking about church multiplication and ways to get it done.
I am the former pastor of the Faith Community Church (CRC) in Zillah, Washington. I have been here for 7 years. Teri is my wife of 15 years. We have three children (Hannah - 12, Samuel - 9, and Timothy - 4). I am currently the pastor of the Chelwood Church in Albuquerque, NM. I started at Chelwood in November of 2011.
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Thank you Phil and others for your comments. This is a very important discussion for the future viability of the CRCNA.
I think the primary focus for us as church leaders should be to help...posted on: Twice (a Month) - the New Normal?
Good stuff, Paul! Thank you for sharing. The good news is really good! There is no downside. It is God restoring the broken relationship between Himself and His people. Only He can do it. ...posted on: The Genesis Flood and the Gospel Narrative
Thank you Chris. I think you are right on the money. It is time that the current leaders focus their energy into reproducing new leaders by equipping God's people, empowering them for kingdom...
Thanks again John. I really resonate with what you are saying. Planting God's word is the key. Paul says, "I planted, Apollos watered, and God made it grow." I also believe reaching people who...
So what are the implications of this for church multiplication? Should we be concerned with planting institutional CRC's or should we be more concerned with bringing new believers to a greater...
Thanks John. It is good to know at least one guy thinks I am not nuts. I recently shared the Bosch quote with another friend of mine and he said Bosch is drawing too much of a distinction...
The real struggle it seems is not between trust and control, but rather trust and fear because fear leads to the need for control. Until we (as ministers) truly embrace our calling "to equip the...posted on: Why Synod Needs Classis