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Why I'm Acts 29 | Matt Chandler

In this video, Matt Chandler, president of Acts 29, describes why he's a member of the Network. He gives three reasons: the mission of the network, the strong theological convictions of the network, and the deep, brotherly camaraderie. Watch to find out more.

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How We Invest in Our Churches

by Steve Timmis, Acts 29 Global Director As a pastor, one of the privileges I most enjoy is investing in people so they flourish. Leadership is all about creating environments so those in my care are able to thrive and become more of who God wants them to be. Leaders in any sphere should share that ambition (e.g. husbands, fathers, parents, managers, youth leaders). Acts 29 is much more than a label, an attachment, an affiliation, or a tribe. It is a network that aspires to be an environment in which church planters and the churches they plant are able to develop and prosper. The primary means through which we express this ambition as a network are coaching, training, and support. Coaching The essential elements in coaching are commitment, availability, investment, knowledge, and skill. ...

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The Importance of Assessment in Church Planting

by Tyler Powell, Acts 29 N. America Assessment Director To varying degrees, we are constantly assessing things in our daily lives — from fruit in the supermarket to the value and worth of a home. At Acts 29, we take assessment very seriously as we evaluate the qualifications and readiness of church planters. We do this not only to have healthy, fruitful church plants, but also to steward well what God has allowed us to be a part of as He builds His church. Therefore, our aim is to seriously consider and evaluate those called by God to start, lead, and oversee His church (Matthew 16:18).  Accurate assessment of church planting potential is essential in a field where much is at stake, whether it's the health of a church planter’s family, identifying the right planter, ...

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The Kind of Men We Want on Our Team

by Matt Adair, Acts 29 Director of Operations The day after the 2012 NFL draft, a writer gave the Seattle Seahawks an ‘F’ for their performance. Head coach Pete Carroll had reminded us why he failed in previous stints as coach for the Jets and Patriots. The organization celebrated poor choices and drafted a QB named Russell Wilson who didn’t even fit their offense. A week ago, the coach and QB and the rest of the organization celebrated a Super Bowl victory with a parade in downtown Seattle. What has become obvious in the two seasons since their dumpster fire of a draft is that it was no failure. The construction of the team was intentional, even if it followed an unconventional blueprint. The blueprint for Acts 29 is unconventional. Humble entrepreneurs. Hard ...

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Be Serious about Evangelism & Conversions

“I need to tell you about Jesus, when do you want to do that?” I was late into my sixteenth year of life when Jeff asked me that question. He was fearless on the football field and in his faith and we were standing in the locker room after practice. It took me by surprise and yet there was something irresistible about the question to me. I had no idea what the effectual call of God was but I was caught up in it like a moth in a hurricane and couldn’t have escaped if I had wanted to. A little over a year later on June 17th the Holy Spirit poured warm water on my frozen soul and I came to life. I still haven’t recovered from that moment. I live in an almost constant amazement that He saved me. To top off that mercy, I have seen Him do the same thing to hundreds of ...

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