Every church ought to be involved in the work of church planting. If our churches are connected to the Vine, if we are seeking to be Acts 1:8 churches, we will see the kind of fruit the risen Christ bore out in the book of Acts. Hashtag church planting.
It is good and right for us to crave and pray for an Acts 2 culture in our churches. And why not long for the whole book? Bold evangelism, faithful suffering, revival, mission to unreached peoples, and church planting.
Ed Stetzer provides a helpful piece for established churches getting involved in church planting. I don’t intend to add to Ed’s work. And I highly recommend Brian Howard’s article at The Gospel Coalition where he writes out a six year plan on how to become a church-planting ...
Earlier this month the Acts 29 Conference in Dallas gathered church leaders from across the world to answer the question: How can we build and sustain healthy churches? We sought to create space for current and future church planters, lead pastors, and leadership teams to learn from experienced local church leaders and to begin conversations directly applicable to the life of your church. With 4 main sessions and more than 70 breakouts led by Acts 29 leadership, our aim was to equip you with clear next steps for critical issues like discipleship, elder development, finances, and church planting. We have attached the four main sessions below and hope they serve as a blessing to you and your ministry. Please download, watch, listen, and share.
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35% of Americans think salvation is found outside of Christ. 66% think that people are by nature good. 76% of Americans today agree with Benjamin Franklin. He said, "God helps those who help themselves." Likewise, these 76% think we turn to God on our own initiative.
So much for their views on human nature and salvation. What about American views of God?
32% think he does not show wrath, while 13% are not sure on the issue. 23% think that God makes mistakes. 34% think he only knows the future, but does not control the future.
And the Trinity? 33% think the Father is more divine than the Son. 63% think the Holy Spirit is a force and not a person.
These statistics come from a new survey "The State of Theology." We at Ligonier Ministries partnered with Lifeway ...
In this podcast Pastor Alex Early interviews our Executive Director, Steve Timmis on “Becoming What We Already Are”, namely, a Global Network of church planting churches. They discuss why Acts 29 has a strong focus on planting churches all over the globe, the Biblical reasoning behind it, as well as some perceived pitfalls that our network needs to stay keenly aware of so as to faithfully exalt God our Savior to the ends of the earth.
The Acts 29 podcast hosted by Alex Early, pastor of Teaching & Theology at Living Stones Churches in Reno, Nevada. He is also the Director of the Acts 29 West ...
The 2014 Acts 29 Conference in Dallas was held at Irving Bible Church on November 6-8.
Over 1,300 people joined us in person, and an additional 1,200 tuned into the livestream.
We were blessed to be led in song by Michael Bleecker and the band from The Village Church.
Matt Adair, Network Director for Acts 29 in North America, preaching the Thursday's opening session on "Becoming a Network of Radically Diverse Churches."
Bruce Wesley, Senior Pastor of Clear Creek Community Church and Acts 29 Board Member, leading a breakout session.
Bob Thune, Lead Pastor of Coram Deo, and Ray Ortlund, Lead Pastor of Immanuel Nashville, host a Q&A during their breakout session, which was livestreamed.
With attendees from across 44 US ...