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 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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The Discipline of Why

The wonderful team of people I have the privilege of serving here at Southeastern talk about a principle all of the time. I have come to refer to it simply as the “Discipline of Why?” The Discipline of Why Principle goes something like this: “Why?” must always precede “Who?” which must always precede “What?” which […]

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Defining Church Planting: Part II

Post 3: Last week we unpacked the first third of the definition of church planting as espoused by Dr. Mike Dodson. I took the definition, turned it into a haiku, and simultaneously chased all remaining readers away by waxing poetic about church planting. For those still reading, thank you for being the salt of the […]

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Defining Church Planting: Part I

Post 2  A basic classroom definition given for North American church planting goes like this: The team process of communicating the gospel, seeing people repent and believe in Jesus, developing as His followers, congregationalizing, and repeating the process. Each part of this definition emphasizes something that is special to the church planting process. It’s beautiful—like […]

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How my Seminary Prepared me for Church Planting

The annual 2015 Unite Conference, hosted by The Pillar Church Planting Network, kicked off last week here on campus. During the free luncheon Dr. Mike Dodson led a panel discussion on the topic of “How my seminary experience prepared me for church planting.” If would be well worth the time of anyone interested in church […]

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Pray for South Coast Church

It’s Thursday and we are again highlighting another exciting church planting effort in NA. Chad and his family are planters in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Here’s a recent update from them “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him […]

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