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A Long Line of Leaving Our Comfort Zone

*Photo credit Johan Hansson/flickr creative commons My three-year-old Charlotte woke up at 4am last night. When the babysitters had put her to bed, they hadn’t flipped on her “night-night light.” A train horn in the blackness startled her to tears. When I plugged in the tiny bulb, soft yellow light engulfed the room. The darkness was gone and she cuddled back to sleep. One of the most impacting facts I’ve ever learned is that physical light always goes into darkness; scientifically, darkness never comes to light. Darkness cannot overcome a candle; it must wait for the flame to flicker out. But when you flip a light switch, beams instantly fill the blackness. If we may spiritualize the image a bit, light goes into—and pushes back—darkness. Consider ...

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The Acts 29 Podcast: Interviewing Leonce Crump

In this podcast, Pastor Alex Early interviews Pastor Leonce Crump [pictured above] on racial reconciliation and the gospel. You’ll hear Pastor Leonce speak about growing up as an African American in the southern U.S., how he met Jesus, how the Bible speaks about race vs. the “new humanity” we have in Christ, as well as some tangible demonstrations of how this has played itself out from the ground up in the planting of Renovation Church in Atlanta, Georgia.     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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To God Be The Glory In Brisbane

by Greg Gardiner I’m told the flight from Dallas to Brisbane is one of the longest commercial airline flights currently scheduled in the world—it’s almost 17 hours of non-stop flying. So, if you are going to come this far, you may as well make the most of it! And that was the attitude that saw Acts 29 President Matt Chandler speak at more than 15 events across 3 cities in 1 week. The chief purpose for Pastor Matt’s visit was the first Acts 29 National Conference for Australia & New Zealand, hosted by Pastor Guy Mason and City On A Hill Church in Melbourne. But, in order to raise the profile of Acts 29 in other key cities, we decided to organize city-wide gospel events as well. It began in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. The day ...

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The New Acts 29 Podcast

We're excited to announce the new 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 Academy. When asked about why he wanted to produce this podcast, this was Alex's response: "When I was living in London, I listened to two or three podcasts from Acts 29 pastors every day in an effort to get myself as familiar as I could with the world of church planting. And it paid off. It got the wheels of my mind turning and the fires in my heart stoked. Deep down, I just flat LOVE Acts 29. The leadership, mission, vision, brotherhood, and calling is my heartbeat." We're incredibly excited to get this off the ground and we hope each episode will be a blessing to you in your ...

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A word from Dave Fandey on Acts 29 Australia and New Zealand

by Dave Fandey, pastor at the Fields in Carlsbad, California, and Network Director for Acts 29 Australia & New Zealand. We just completed a very successful three city tour and National Conference for the Acts 29 Network in Australia and New Zealand. It was yet another big step forward for our network, increasing the visibility and importance of church planting to reach a largely post-Christian and pagan culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The movement forward with Acts 29 in this part of the world began over five years ago. As the Acts 29 Network grew in America, it sparked interest in other parts of the world. Several of our pastors from the A29 network were being downloaded like crazy in Australia and New Zealand. The men and women in these countries ...

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