Missional Field North America

As we conclude this series on church planting within the North American context, our goal is to provide a few core resources to continue your learning and engagement on the topic.  No one place has the entirety of resources, but as a collection of sources, the list below provides great options for ongoing learning in […]

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Mission Field: The North American Rural Context II

In our last post, Mission Field: The North American Rural Context Part I, we discussed the definition, demographic, and numbers side of what makes up the North American Rural context.  Today, we will focus more upon practical application and what a strategic ministry approach to the rural context looks like.   Strategy and Application   […]

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Mission Field: The North American Rural Context Part I

In our last post, Mission Field: Urban Context Part 2, we discussed application and approaches that can be utilized in the North American urban environment. Today, we will pivot again to discuss and define the rural context(s) of North America.   What Is “Rural?” by the Numbers   The U.S. Census Bureau identifies “rural” as, […]

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Mission Field: North America Urban Context Part II

In our last post Mission Field: The North American Urban Context Part I,, we discussed what defines the Urban Context in NA. Today, we will transition from the numbers and definitions to focus more upon strategy and application. Strategy and Application With the populations growing, demographics constantly in flux, and the urban influence expanding in […]

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Mission Field: The North American Urban Context

When I consider the mission field of North America (NA), Jesus’ actions and words often come to mind as a good reminder and strategic thought process for engagement. He was going through all the cities and villages, teaching and proclaiming the gospel, and healing diseases and sicknesses (Matthew 9:35). Let’s sets the stage with that […]

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In our first post, Mission Field: Church Planting Basics, we discussed what church planting is and why church planting serves as the natural outflow from both the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:35-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Today, we pivot into the opening discussion on what defines the North American context and mission field. What […]

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Mission Field North America

In a previous series, Defining Church Planting, we discussed the foundational and theological framework for the tasks of Church Planting in general. Today and in the following series of posts, the goal will be to take this foundation and begin to apply those principles when considering the North American context (US and Canada). Before we […]

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Today, Pray for a Church Plant in Seattle

Essential Church strives to “magnify Christ and multiply His kingdom” in Seattle, WA. One way Essential church embodies their mission is through an annual summer event called LOVE Bellevue. Since their launch a few years ago, this event has consistently proven effective. However, God was especially at work in 2015. Below are some highlights and […]

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Exciting Update from New Jersey Church Plant

When asked about planting churches, John Piper responded, “We have a great God, a great Savior, a great gospel, a great vision of God’s sovereign grace, and we want to see more and more incarnations of this in local churches.” Christ our Hope, in Clifton NJ, is one such incarnation. This plant has been working […]

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