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Stories from Church Starters

Reaching Others Creatively

Being a mission church, reaching young marrieds with children is a challenge. In our culture, there seems to be only one working (as in successful) church model in following Jesus' mandate to "make disciples" (Matthew 28:19a). Thus, we see the mega-churches getting...

Podcast Episode: Sarah Bessey

A Conversation with Sarah Bessey   We sat down with Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts. Sarah is a phenomenal writer, as well as self-identified recovering know-it-all and social justice wannabe. Bessey’s writing centers on an honest trek through...

A Progressing Church

My desktop is a nightmare. I’ve got folders and files and graphics all over the place, most of which I never access—old seminary notes, teaching folders filled with Keynote presentations and syllabi for courses I will probably never teach again, a file labeled...

Sent Or Went?

Where we sent or did we just go?  Many church starter asks this question, especially when the church start is not going as well as desired.  We either “went” ahead to plant or were “sent.”  Although I was sent, needless to say, I was exhausted by church starting and...