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Husband, Dad, Lead Missional Pastor @ evergreen ministries, former Church Planting Leader for Christian Reformed Home Misisons, innovator, hoping someday to ride a bike again

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Lose a Wise Friend, Lose Your Mind

Wise friends are God's gift for a healthy life and a healthy ministry. When you lose a wise friend, like King Uzziah did, you just might go crazy.

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Of Oil, Donkeys, and Bread

How many pastors wouldn't love this kind of confirmation of their calling?

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God Is Love

What do we mean when we say that "God is Love"?

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Wackier than Wacky

What does a non-Bible reader think of the Old Testament?

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What Wise People Know

Wisdom helps us as we pursue good and godly leadership. Larry Osborne of North Coast Church in California gives timely leadership wisdom for planters and established church pastors.

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Are You Funneling?

How many people know your church exists? What does it take to see a good number at your first worship service as a church planter?

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Gospel Culture or Salvation Culture

Is your church preaching the gospel or is it only preaching salvation?

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Gospel Story

A resource for your congregation to learn the gospel story that they can share with others. The gospel story is told as Creation, Fall, Redemption, Recreation.
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Gospel Witnesses

How are you teaching the people in your congregation to tell the gospel story? What story are they telling?

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No Place for Shepherds?

Two trends are emerging in North America: the call for people to be self feeders and the move away from the church on the part of "mature" beleivers

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  • Hi Bill,  Thanks for the thought.  I've reflected on this as well. While we can go in the category or Pelagian or semi-Pelagian I go in a different direction. I remember reading the book on early...

    posted on: Are You Funneling?
  • Hi Norm,

    Thanks for taking the time to dig deeply into the "shepherd" and the work of the "shepherd" under Christ. I sense that you are seeing things pretty clearly in Ajax; and doing some...

  • Thanks for this great testimony of pain, loss, hope, and just that bit of godly wondering.

  • Thanks to all the comments.  Just so there is clarity, the map of Alpha cities that is being referred to is the one used by the North American Mission Board of the SBC. It is not the defininitive...

  • Home Missions is partnering with ECO Presbyterian (a new presbyterian denomination) in creating a pathway to bring missional communities into established churches. We had our first gathering/...

  • Thanks for starting the conversation, Mark. I agree that there is a strange lack of southern plants in the NAMB site.  I wonder if it because the SBC has so many churches in those areas.

  • Greg, thanks for the update on this innovative and creative work.  I love not only what is happening in Montreal, but also the collaboration that it represents.  I am very pleased not only to be...

    posted on: Mission Montreal
  • Thanks for a great post, Ken!

     

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    Hi Ramon and Kris,

    This is an interesting conversation. I think it is helpful to recognize that CRHM did plant churches in the 1980s and 90s, but we no longer directly...

  • Hi Bill,

    Thanks for joining the conversation. Our goal is always disciples. Part of discipleship is joining a local body of believers and contributing with one's time, talents, and...