“Mind the Gap!”

Finding Your Place In God’s Plan For Missions I’ve come to find that as I get older, my desire to GO just continues to increase. I’m still not entirely sure what that means, but for now I know that...

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What Should We Think About Rapid Church Multiplication?

Many years ago, David Garrison identified rapid multiplication as one of the universal characteristics of a church planting movement. Since that time, the rapid advance of the gospel has been a key value for many in the missionary enterprise, both in...

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Generosity Means Thinking Of Others

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, is known to have a picture in his office of a turtle sitting on a fencepost. When asked why kept this picture he said that it reminded him that if a turtle is...

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How Far Are You Willing to Go to Reach the Nations?

20 minutes from the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern is a very unique community. It is a community comprised predominantly of refugees, refugees from more than 30 countries. These are men, women, and...

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Rebuild Fellowship: Building A Love Movement from the Inside Out

For the past six months my husband Bob and I have been a tiny part of a new church-plant in Durham called Rebuild Fellowship. Pastor Chuck Reed’s goal is for Rebuild to start a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational “love movement.”...

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Making History

You may not know this, but history is going to be made this summer. It’s nothing new, though. It’s been happening for a long time. Eleven years ago, I was preparing for my first overseas mission trip. As a...

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Suffering & Church Planting

Suffering is a normal part of the Christian life. When we step out onto to the mission field suffering just might increase. We can prepare for this suffering by developing our theology of suffering, building a strong support team,...

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Mistakes In Church Planting

In April 2016, Dan Rockwell posted a piece on his leadership blog called “The Five Biggest Mistakes New Leaders Make.” I’ve been reflecting on this since I attended a Church Planting Pipeline Roundtable in Atlanta where we talked about...

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Doing Outreach When the “Going” Is Hard

It feels like another life since I was a missionary in West Africa. Today, my days are filled with questions like what I should make for dinner, whether or not I’m going to meet an article deadline, and “did...

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The Joy of a Church Planter

Church planting is full of many joys. There is perhaps no greater joy than seeing people hear and respond to the gospel. You also get to experience the joy of seeing God establish the church, which includes seeing new...

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