Swapping the Cape for the Cross

Some things need to be repackaged and distributed differently. The works of Karl Barth, for instance; his original writings were in German, which doesn’t help me if I can’t read German. Other times, a piece of writing just needs to be re-shared, just like it is. I find the second to be the case today […]

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4 Practical Disciplines When Moving

My wife and I just moved to the Greater Washington DC area. Sweet Moses is this place expensive. And heavy-laden with traffic. While driving the U-Haul up here, I was in stand still traffic…at 2:30 in the afternoon… on a weekday. Think about that. This past Saturday afternoon while on the way to a church […]

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Church Planting Team: Assemble!

So, God is calling you to plant a church. You see the need. You know the city or area you are burdened for. Your family is on board. The church you are a member of is sending you out. It’s time to assemble a team!  Tony Merida gave our team the advice (advice he shares […]

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Echoing an Appeal

Keelan Cook made a passionate appeal to Southern Baptists, especially the younger generation, to press into the life of the Convention. He lays out the significance of the cooperative effort known as the Southern Baptist Convention has had historically and missiologically. I would encourage you to not skip this blog because you assume it is […]

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Of All the Places You Could GO

Our team recently co-wrote a blog unpacking how we arrived at desiring to plant in Washington DC. Today I want to build off of my personal experience and derive a few principles for choosing a city to plant a church. This is my opinion formulated from reading the Scriptures, reading various resources, and watching other people […]

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The Narrative of a Church Plant: Why DC?

Why DC? Rather than writing a typical “do-this-and-you’ll-succeed” series of blogs on church planting, the CGCS is displaying the story of a new team; the highs, the lows, the flaws, the successes, the providence, the frustration; all of this will be present in the blogs and cover various topics.  Sometimes they will be writing blogs […]

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MACP: A Degree for the Busy

Our Gift to You             It gets my adrenaline going to think about the opportunity the leaders of the Center for Great Commission Studies have developed for church planters. Remember this degree name: the Master of Arts in Church Planting. If you are reading this, and this degree doesn’t necessarily apply […]

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Student Writer: Jeremy Bell I am grateful to attend a school like Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where their mission ‘seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.’ This mission statement does not exist in order to look good on the top of a syllabus […]

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Movement in Montreal

Aaron Boswell, a church planter and pastor of Renaissance Church in Montreal, Canada, has an update on how ministry is going. Praise God for His faithfulness! Every detail in this update counts! Please continue to support this church and Montreal with your prayer.  16 people at our worship gathering (excluding 8 regular attenders that couldn’t […]

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