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Praying for our Neighbors

One of the vital elements of any missions service is one done behind the scenes: prayer. The Lord Jesus Himself modeled the necessity of prayer before any ministry He did […]

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Unveiled Faces

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord…”  I was a Junior in college leading a discipleship group of freshman girls. Every Wednesday […]

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Missional Renaissance: A Worthy Investment of Your Time

Missional – the current buzz word of the American church. In sermons, in books, in articles, in tweets, and yes in blogs much is being spoken/written to define what is […]

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY REACH RESETTLED REFUGEES IN NC?

 In 2008, North Carolina ranked 11th in the nation for the number of refugees settled in the state. According to a report from the state Office of Refugee Resettlement, between […]

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What is the meaning of Easter?

So, what’s your answer? For many, the meaning of Easter rises no higher and goes no deeper than a big funny bunny, laughing children with baskets full of eggs, some […]

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Church Planting is About Relationships

I read that in 1948 George de Mestral was out on a hike. As he returned home he noticed his pants were covered with burrs from Burdock plants. Being an […]

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Come on – one final push!

Sounds like words coming from a hospital delivery room don’t they? Doctors and Dads always encourage young “Moms-to-be” with those last minute words, “Come on, you can do it – […]

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Why is mentoring church planters important?

While browsing through materials provided by the North American Mission Board in preparation for the mentor training of church planters, two questions came to mind: “Why is mentoring church planters […]

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Matching Strategy to Community

As a church planter I have always been interested in hearing or reading about church plants and what made them succeed or fail. I guess part of that comes from […]

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Why Do I Need To Be Assessed?

Many church planting organizations require all full-time church planters to participate in a Church Planter Assessment. This assessment helps determine the candidate’s capacity to be a lead pastor.  Most assessments […]

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Questions To Consider in Launching a New Church

 At some point every new church plant must go public or launch in their community. Some launch too early, others too late, and they have missed the opportunity to touch […]

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A Movement of God in New England

Vermont has become one of my favorite states. I have visited much of the state because of my involvement in a ministry partnership between Vermont Baptists and North Carolina Baptists. […]

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COMMUNICATING THE WORD in CHURCH PLANTS

Communicating the Word of God to unchurched people in a new church start is no simple task.  Many views exist on how to prepare and proclaim a message that is […]

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