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Stories from Church Starters

Where There is No Vision

Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18) The Bible states in Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The vision to which this verse refers is spiritual vision. Spiritual vision provides direction. It provides challenge and...

Guns in Church?

I read an article on NPR yesterday about a church in Mexico, New York where the church website states that it is “not a gun free zone,” and the pastor, Ron Russell, encourages parishioners to carry guns to church on Sundays. The article states, “Russell, 70, believes...

Flying while Building

One of the analogies I keep hearing around church starting is that you are flying a plane and trying to build it at the same time. After nearly three years in the fray at Forum Church, I couldn't agree more. Here's three things to think about as God calls you to the...

Discipleship

Traveling on the interstate a short time ago, I noticed a bill-board advertising which read, "UNDO 'I DO'.  1-800-DIVORCE." And the name of the law firm doing the advertising was, "Family Law Firm." This struck me as odd. Why would a law firm imply, through its name,...

Podcast: Brian McLaren

These are difficult days. One look at the last couple of months’ worth of headlines and maybe we would all agree to this notion However, is there a new way forward? Will the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship be at the forefront of this new way? We sat down with Brian...