Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Call To Consider Raising Your Own Support: Overcoming Objections

For my wife and I, it was a season of waiting on the Lord. Of ministry transition. While it was clear God was pushing...

God’s Planned Obsolescence

My wife and I, with five other couples planted a church in 2002. In the weeks before we began, two friends took me aside...

Pastoral Training in the Local Church

 The fruit of this article comes from a recent multi-case study research project completed by Andrew Hancock as part of the Doctorate of Education program...

How to Decide to Join a Church Planting Launch Team

Church planting is a big decision for the lead planter and his family. It takes faith, courage, discernment, loads of support and a little...

Preaching & Pastoral Prerequisites

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” - 1 Timothy 3:1 God has used few...

How I Found My Pastoral Priorities

My first several years of pastoral ministry were difficult. Not because of the work, mind you, but because of a lingering, unanswered question, “What...
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Tom Ascol on Being Faithful to the Local Church

What does it look like to faithfully serve a church for over 31 years? Dave and Jamin are joined today by Dr. Tom Ascol. Tom is...

Church Planting Under the Burden of Grief

I’ll never forget telling my wife. I woke up early that Thursday morning—still energized over our first public service the Sunday before—for a 7am meeting....

J.D. Greear on Church Collaboration

Why is this year’s Sojourn Network Leadership Summit (starting October 23rd in Louisville!) about churches collaborating with one another?   In this episode, Dave is joined by...
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Rejoicing Over Transfer Growth

I know. You feel guilty even reading a title so bombastic and blasphemous. In the world of church planting, the words transfer and growth...