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Fireworks or Church Planting? 12 Questions for the Missional Church Planter

July 4, 2013

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Are you looking to make a big bang or establish the church of God?

Happy 237 to America. As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, we can’t deny the integral nature that faith in God has played in our nation’s history. It is a history that is being revitalized every day in the resurgence of church planting. I am, however, troubled by the nature of some of the church planting […]

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Calling All Christians for One Christian Calling: Siblings for Christ

April 18, 2013

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telephone, AT & T

Christians talk about hearing the call of God on their lives. There is the missionary call, the call to ministry, a call to stay at home, a call to a profession. The longer I live and the more I read Scripture the clearer it is to me that God gives every Christian one call – […]

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Three Types of Missionary Fulfillment

December 11, 2012

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FULFILLMENT can be found

The idea of fulfillment is overlooked and under-used.  Deep down most people want to be fulfilled but popular opinion suggests that finding fulfillment is unattainable. This is true in the Christian world too.  Even missionaries have told me that they don’t see fulfillment on the horizon for themselves.  That’s pretty sad.  A world where we […]

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Local Church and Self Assessment As Key Steps in the Missionary Call – Think Fireworks

September 14, 2012

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Fireworks in Manassas Park, Virginia, 4th of July 2012

In my previous Heart and How To of Missionary Assessment I mentioned five types of critical assessment that are needed for missionaries and church planters: personal assessment – self evaluation of what God is doing local church assessment – the evaluation of church leaders who have observed the candidate in both personal and ministry contexts mission […]

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The Missional Care Giver

August 24, 2012

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Vance and Patty (on the left) = missional care givers

The missional movement has nothing on God, but it does contribute to our motivation in caring for one another.  A key component to being missional is community. Community involves loving one another.  But take a moment to ask yourself the question:  who cares for the leaders in your missional communities?  If it is a true […]

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