Living the Book of Acts
We understand the challenges involved in starting a new ministry from scratch. We also understand the amazing possibilities. If you’re considering planting a church or are in the early stages, we’d love to walk alongside you through the process.
We can help you understand the different stages of planting a church—from vision to team building to leadership development. We can help you think through the essential issues to consider along the way—including prayer, finances, structure, and outreach.
And if you have a vision for planting not just one church, but many churches– a multiplying movement of churches — then you’ll definitely want to connect with us to be better prepared and resourced for the amazing adventure that lies ahead.
Last week I was in Vancouver Canada at a gathering for Church Planting Canada addressing crucial issues in church planting. It was very encouraging to see the number of people who were actually practitioners seeking to be incarnational and missional. I talked about...read more
*Respond to the Spirit *Start new initiatives *Bridge to new cultures Multiplying whole communities of Jesus followers may seem like a rather big-picture and complex endeavor, and it’s certainly not something that everyone is supposed to spearhead. But it is something...read more
As many of you who know me are aware, one of my personal heroes is John Wesley. I love it that not only did he lead evangelistic meetings that brought thousands to Christ, but that he also created a follow-up system for the post-conversion period. In doing so, he...read more
I have a vision for living out the kingdom of God today in a way that makes Jesus visible. Some days the picture in my mind is so clear. I can envision networks of Jesus-followers that are alive, vibrant and growing. Their people are living lives of love, talking with...read more
You have embraced the vision of multiplying disciples—starting with someone who is not a follower of Jesus and walking alongside them the whole way through exploration, discipleship, and leadership development. You have embraced the vision. What you really need is a...read more
Hey Bob! My name is Jason Wood, I am a church planter and I am currently a part of a church plant and we are in the process of starting missional community groups that are to be the life blood of the church. Any suggestions? Thanks! Hi Jason— Congrats on starting...read more
One woman in my church plant has started a new group. One of the members, new to both the group and the church, wanted to call the group “the starfish group,” after the book The Starfish and the Spider—with the idea being that the group is set up to multiply right...read more
I remember the powerful impact of having an intercessor pray onsite during an entire church planter training. Having prayer coverage during the whole training made a huge difference. So when someone within my church context asked me how her specific gifts might be...read more
Yesterday, our house church spent time in listening prayer. We asked God questions and waited quietly to sense the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Questions raised included ones like: Lord, what should be be asking you? What have you already shown us? Where are...read more
Learning to do ministry is like learning to ski; we can’t do it in a classroom. There may be certain elements that could be described in a classroom, but any self-respecting ski instructor is going to take you out on the slopes first thing. You start at the lowest...read more