Join the Movement

Do you remember where you were on 9/11/2001? I had just finished teaching my 9:00 AM class. As I entered chapel that day, the seminary community gathered to hear the news that our nation had been attacked.  Terrorists turned airplanes into missiles, killing thousands. How could this happen? A few years earlier one man named […]

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Go Engage

Event Description Conferences are filled with people who are content to listen and talk about making disciples of all nations.  If that’s what you want, you’re not going to like this!  Rather than spend all weekend listening to good theories, you’ll be engaging with guest trainers who live this, and with the people you’re sitting […]

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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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Pure Team Church Planting

The biblical pattern of missions and evangelism is almost always a team effort (Ephesians 4, Titus 1, I Timothy 3, 1 Peter 5, James 3, Hebrews 13). It is not good for man to be alone, especially as a missionary-pastor! The demands of fruitful industrious gospel ministry in a city are intense. Therefore, while I think it […]

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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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Lessons Learned From Accidently Planting a House Church

Church planting can be tough. Designing a prospectus, recruiting a core team, courting church partners, and planning a budget compound the already difficult task of the missionary-pastor. However, despite all of these tasks, it is important to remember that church planting is free. Sure, following Jesus’ great commission will cost you everything. But not all […]

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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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