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Europe Conference Wrap Up

Last week, Acts 29 Europe held a conference in London, England. Over 400 men and women from 24 different countries were in attendance. Below is some media from the event. PHOTOS AUDIO MAIN SESSIONS Session 1 // Matt Chandler — Church Planting: MotivationSession 2 // Tim Chester — Church Planting: MovementSession 3 // Steve Timmis — Church Planting: MomentSession 4 // Reuben Hunter — Church Planting: MethodQ&A Round Table // Matt Chandler, Steve Timmis, Philip MooreSession 5 // Matt Chandler — Church Planting: Mandate SEMINARS Big Church. Little Church. // Matt ChandlerPlanting From Scratch // Hugo CharterisReplanting // Steve TimmisWomen as Church Planters // Lauren Chandler & Ruth ...

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5 Lessons I Learned from Church Planting

From the blog of one our church planters, who recently hit the 5 year mark at his church. He gives some thoughts on what he's learned in the process. Revolution Church turned 5 years old recently and it got me thinking about the last 5 years, all that God has done, his faithfulness and all that I have learned over that time. I get asked a lot by church planters what I would do differently or what I’ve learned in the process. Here are 5 things I’ve learned in the last 5 years: Your energy (spiritual, emotional, physical, relational)  is the most important thing you can give your church and only you can control it. This may seem obvious and all of these will, but this one is crucial. Church planters tend to be driven, entrepreneurial, take the hill ...

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The Arrogance and Impatience of Church Planters

This article originally appeared on Christianity Today's website on December 16, 2013 and was inspired by "A Qualified Man," a blog he wrote for our website. How slowing down helps us start stronger churches. by Bruce Wesley, Acts 29 Board Member  I met with a pastor of a large and influential church with the hopes of engaging him in a church planting movement for our city. Over lunch, his observation about church planters surprised me, "I find that most church planters are characterized by two things: arrogance and impatience." He quickly added, "And I guess I should not be surprised at that. Who else believes that he can gather disinterested people, lead them to a new life in Christ and help them embrace a mission to change the world with little ...

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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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