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Your Spiritual Health Exam

Geoff Bradford is the Senior Pastor of Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. He will be speaking on the topic of family health at our upcoming Raleigh Boot Camp on November 13-14, 2013. I dread the annual physical exam by my doctor. Once you hit 40, well, they do bad, bad things to you at the doctor's office. The worst, of course, is the prostate exam. Now, as bad as it is, I'm glad for the annual evaluation of my physical health. I need to know how high my cholesterol is, my blood sugar, etc. So much of my health is not just measured by how I feel. I feel OK. Maybe not my college self, but pretty OK. But that doesn't mean I am healthy. I need an evaluation. If you were up for a spiritual prostate exam, if your spiritual bloodwork were up for review; how healthy would you ...

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Why You Should Attend the Raleigh Boot Camp

Ben Tugwell is the Lead Pastor of Integrity Church in Greenville, NC. He also serves as an Area Director for Acts 29's work in North Carolina. Back in 2007 my family and I parachuted into Greenville, NC to plant a church. We had no core team and no money. In addition, I worked 30 hours a week in a secular job. My intention was to start slowly and get to know the community well before we launched publicly in 2009.  Admittedly, I had no idea what I was doing. At that point I had only read a few books on church planting and met with a handful of church planters (all of which didn't plant the type of church that I was striving to plant). With that being said, I had no real coaching prior to planting and I had no real examples of what I wanted to see in our church. But once I stumbled ...

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A Healthy Model

Brian Lowe is the Lead Pastor of the Exodus Church in Belmont, NC. He will be speaking at the upcoming Acts 29 Boot Camp in Raleigh, NC on November 13-14, 2013. Our theme for the Raleigh Bootcamp is Healthy Men, Healthy Churches.  We want to create an environment where men can gain some of the tools needed to get and remain healthy for the marathon of ministry. No one wants to be a flash in the pan of God's Story. We want to be men who endure. If we are to endure in the race marked out for us, we must be healthy men.  There are very few church planters mentioned in the Bible. We know about Paul and his band. We know about Peter and his mission. But, those men have an almost heroic status. Peter spent years with Jesus - even walked on water once. Paul was struck ...

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Paving A Road

Donald Zimmerman is the Lead Pastor of Media, Music, and Communication at Living Stones Churches based in Reno, NV. He is a worship leader coach and regular contributor to The Resurgence blog. His EP “My Soul Knows” is on iTunes and his band is currently working on their next full length project scheduled to release late 2013. THOUGHTS ON STRUCTURING A WORSHIP MINISTRY As every Acts 29 church gathers to worship this Sunday, a man or woman will move to the front of the room and begin to sing into the microphone.   There is increasing diversity in Acts 29 in denominational affiliation, location, and racial representation. There is also commonality. The vast majority of the 482 churches in the Acts 29 network are between 50-250 people and less than five years old. ...

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Online Registration for Orange County Closing Today

Today is the final day for online registration to Acts 29's upcoming Boot Camp in Orange County, CA. Individual registration is $100 till the end of the day. Walk-up registrations will be available at the door for $125. Student registration is $50 ($60 onsite) and group registration is $20 off per person for groups of 4 or more. At Acts 29, our deepest desire is to see lives changed by the power of the Spirit for the glory of God. We believe that this is primarily done through the planting of churches that plant churches. Thefore, our goal as a network is to band together churches, which, for the sake of Jesus and the gospel, plant and re-plant churches around the world. We align together on Five Theological Distinctives and Four Hopes, and work together to see the gospel of Jesus ...

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