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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The Missions Gathering

For those of you returning to campus this semester welcome back and to those who are new to the family we’re so excited you are here! To kick off this semester, we are having a Missions Gathering on campus! Since we are a Great Commission focused seminary we’d like to do just that- Focus on […]

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A Year in Review: The Bridge Church

The Bridge Church in Wilmington, NC has been featured here before. God is working in this city to build His church. July marks this young church’s first birthday. Below they have provided a video recapping the journey thus far. Would you take time to watch and commit to pray for this plant? Pray that God […]

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Church Planters: Boomers Offer Fresh Set of Eyes

This is a guest post by Don Dancer, edited by the CGCS for stylistic purposes. Why is the Baby Boomer generation often overlooked by church planters? In answering this question, last week we addressed the myth that Baby Boomers are mostly a reached generation. We argued that Boomers comprise a large portion of the population, […]

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How do Baby Boomers fit into the Church Plant Movement?

This is a guest post by Don Dancer, edited by the CGCS for stylistic purposes. Church planters rarely think strategically about the Baby Boomer generation. Often, this results in church plants becoming disproportionally comprised of young adults. Baby Boomers (i.e., those born between 1946 and 1964) often find themselves overlooked. Why is this? And is […]

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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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Today, Pray for the Planters at SouthCoast Church

Church planting is not for the fainthearted. Unexpected hurdles are inevitable. Chad and Jodi Hartis—SouthCoast Church in Darthmouth, MA—testify to this reality. Some curveballs were thrown their way, to say the least. But through this, they witnessed God’s goodness and provision. As their September launch date arrives, be in prayer for this couple and their […]

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Rising Challenges for Church Planters

In 2011, Ed Stetzer and Todd Wilson, from Exponential, compiled a list of the top challenges facing planters today. These included: Leadership Development and Reproducing Culture Financial Self-Sufficiency and Viability Launch Team Development and Mobilizing Volunteers Systems, Processes and Cultures Casting Vision and Avoiding Mission Drift Evangelism and Discipleship Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health of the […]

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Today, Pray for Mercy Hill Church in Pheonix

The Phoenix metro boasts a population just over 4 million. 85% of this is considered “unchurched,” with only 4% of those attending church considered evangelical. It was statistics like this which led Anthony Cox to move his family from North Carolina to plant Mercy Hill Church in June 2014. Through his connection with the North […]

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Today, Pray for a Church Plant in Wilmington

The planter spotlight this week comes out of our own backyard, Wilmington NC. The Bridge Church is a plant committed to reaching their city with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Below are some ways for you to be praying for this plant as it advances the gospel in Wilmington. Please take time to read through […]

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