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.
On my recent trip to Honduras, I was impressed anew with some of the qualities I saw in their extension teachers. An extension teacher is essentially a church planter who has planted 10 churches. At that point, they become a regional extension teacher, providing...read more
Yesterday I wrote about extension chains in Honduras. But what happens when they break or stop functioning? One of the stops Humberto (church multiplication movement leader for the region) made while I was along for the ride was to address one of those cases. One of...read more
In Honduras, they take extension chains seriously. An extension chain is what’s described in 2 Timothy 2:2: And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. One person shares...read more
While I was in Honduras I met a guy named Oscar, who had been planting and multiplying churches for well over 30 years. He struck me as a man of amazing character, someone who will walk for seven hours to go tell people about Jesus or build relationships and not think...read more
On my recent trip to Honduras, I had the privilege of traveling alongside Mark Fields, of Vineyard Missions. While there, he said something that struck me: “Gifts and calling trump personality and preference.” Mark is more of an introvert by nature. He would rather be...read more
Those were the words of a woman none of us had ever met before, out in the middle of what I would consider nowhere. We had traveled 5 hours by truck over rough, rocky roads and stream crossings in rural Honduras, going slowly through mountain switchbacks, when it...read more
I recently returned from what is fast becoming my annual trip to Honduras. For anyone in the church planting field, Honduras is a fascinating study of rapid multiplication without much by way of resourcing. One of the church planters I met on this trip is Gerardo,...read more
If you enjoy reading good blogs, I recommend checking out the blog written by Alexi George, pastor, teacher, and writer serving in India. In this recent post "4 Fears of a Church Planter," he shares some common fears of church planters with refreshing honesty: 1. Do I...read more
Michael Gatlin, pastor of Duluth Vineyard and director of Multiply Vineyard, follows the practice of “investing where you see things growing.” When you see a particular harvest field yielding good crops, how can you send in more workers to tend and harvest that...read more
My friend and colleague Mark Fields recently drew my attention to a UK website: Fresh Expressions. It focuses on new ways of being church. This group seems to be asking the question: How can we empower people to experience Christian communities in the context of...read more