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Building Healthy Churches: A Look Back at the 2014 Acts 29 Conference in Dallas

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 ...

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A Video Recap of the Acts 29 Conference | Dallas 2014

If you'd like to download a copy of the Acts 29 Conference | Dallas booklet, which highlights our speakers, breakout sessions, vendors and sponsors, click the booklet ...

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The Acts 29 Podcast: Interviewing Burk Parsons

Perseverance or Preservation? Both! In this podcast Pastor Burk Parsons, the editor of TableTalk Magazine and co-pastor of St. Andrews with Dr. R.C. Sproul speaks with Pastor Alex Early about the assurance of our salvation, that as Christians we are not only empowered to persevere in our faith, but that God, in his grace, preserves us.   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 ...

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How to Develop a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church [Free Download]

by John Fooshee, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Community Church in Johnson City, TN. What Kind of Leader Are You?  I was trained to let women lead.  Even if women weren’t natural leaders and didn’t want the reigns, I would give them over nonetheless.  My way of relating frustrated many women.   The root of my cultural training stemmed from the correct belief that it was wrong for a man to dominate a woman.  My mistake was that I assumed that the opposite must be true as well: a boy loves a girl by letting her have her way.   My passive approach to women became especially evident when I met my wife.  I remember one particular time in college when she got tired of being the leader.  While walking to our college chapel she thought, ...

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4 Half-Baked Theologies of God’s Sovereignty (and how I meet pastors who believe them)

I often get to pray over church plant team members who are about to begin raising funds. They have concluded a rigorous week of training with a cohort of other support-raising missionaries; they have refined their calling and reincorporated theology and rehearsed the vision; and now on an indistinct Monday afternoon we sit on some couches in a side office and they realize that it is about to get very real. It is real because they have quit the safety of their salaried jobs. It is real because tomorrow morning they will be one foot off a cliff into the risk of mission. They will step into homes and offices and churches and ask others if they will give to a new church planter. Many will say yes and many will say no. The uncertainty is certain. After we’ve reviewed strategy, ...

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