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2014 Annual Report: A Message from the President

The following post is taken from our 2014 Annual Report. When I became the pastor of the Village Church I don’t think I was quite ready to lead. Looking back on it, even though I’d been on staff at some churches and participated in other non-profit ministries, I had never walked in and through the complexities of leading people, managing growth, handling large budgets, or resolving conflicts. To work through this, I gave myself over to learn as much as I could. I read every book I could get my hands on, I stopped sleeping as much as I used to, and I started driving myself with all the discipline I could muster. Eventually this led to a bit of a collapse. I went to bed one night and didn’t wake up for eight days. After that, I started making some modifications on ...

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Amending the Wording of Doctrinal Distinctive #4

PREAMBLE:  Acts 29 is a diverse, global network of church-planting churches, characterised by theological clarity, cultural engagement and missional innovation. This reflects our conviction that true theology is essentially missional, and real mission is profoundly theological. What this means in practice is that there will always be a continuous dialogue between our theology and our mission. As our context changes, the way we demonstrate the pertinence of the unchangeable gospel to that changing context will need to flex and adapt. The issue of gender and gender-relations is a pressing and vital illustration of a contemporary and seismic cultural change. To the extent that convictions are rooted in Scripture, they will remain constant whatever the cultural pressure ...

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Leading on the Frontlines — Interview with Matt Chandler

Thousands of leaders are being called to the frontlines of gospel ministry. Leading in churches, organisations, universities and in the home with a mandate to share the good news of Jesus Christ. In August this year, Acts 29 will be hosting their very first national conference which will inspire and equip these leaders to take the gospel where Christ has called them. The conference will feature world-class teaching from pastor, author, speaker and Acts 29 President, Matt Chandler. Joining him will be Acts 29 Global Director and co-author of the book Total Church, Steve Timmis, along with City on a Hill’s Lead Pastor, Guy Mason and Leonce Crump, Lead Pastor of Renovation Church and Acts 29 Board Member. We look forward to joining you at the conference in August and on the ...

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3 men, 2 churches, 1 mission.

RePlant by Mark DeVine & Darrin Patrick is a bold exposé into what it takes to replant a church, detailing the story of a church revitalization and offering practical possibilities for church planters. "Saving churches from death and decline must be of value to pastors who are passionate about bringing the gospel to communities in need." — Ed Stetzer We encourage you to explore this book and discover a new openness to churches merging with other congregations, changing leadership, and harvesting fresh spiritual fruit. This is a great tool for re-thinking how churches not only survive, but thrive. Order ...

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Leading on the Frontlines — Interview with Steve Timmis

Thousands of leaders are being called to the frontlines of gospel ministry. Leading in churches, organisations, universities and in the home with a mandate to share the good news of Jesus Christ. In August this year, Acts 29 will be hosting their very first national conference which will inspire and equip these leaders to take the gospel where Christ has called them. The conference will feature world-class teaching from pastor, author, speaker and Acts 29 President, Matt Chandler. Joining him will be Acts 29 Global Director and co-author of the book Total Church, Steve Timmis, along with City on a Hill’s Lead Pastor, Guy Mason and Leonce Crump, Lead Pastor of Renovation Church and Acts 29 Board Member. We look forward to joining you at the conference in August and on the ...

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