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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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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I Went Because of Them

Student Writer: Alonda Heyward I’ve had many opportunities over the years to go and serve, but have always said no to going out of the country. However, I would be the first person to encourage anyone else to serve internationally in a heartbeat.  Signing up for the Japan spring break trip was me laying my ‘yes’ […]

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Defining Church Planting: Part III

Last week I had the privilege to go out and do evangelism with fellow members of the church my wife and I gather with. The primary objective as stated by one of the guys in the group was for us to do “a lot of seed sewing…hopefully even get in the Word with someone… try […]

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