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In Case You Missed Them: Top Posts from Acts 29 in 2011 (So Far)

In case you missed any of these, we're sharing our three most popular posts from January, February, March and April this year. Enjoy!

April 2011

1. Transformation is Prerequisite to Mission.

By Matt Chandler. “Earning our righteousness is a death trap. In fact, it’s this backward understanding of the gospel that in the end has emasculated missions.” Read more…

2. Elect or Elite? Why Arrogance Has No Place in Reformed Theology.

By Elliot Grudem. “We can rely on our theology too much, thinking that our theological precision is the key to our church’s growth rather than the Holy Spirit.” Read more…

3. Does My Wife Have to Share My Sense of Calling?

By Bruce Wesley. “I had a guy ask me one time, ‘does my wife have to share my calling to plant a church?’ Seriously? I live among rocket scientists and engineers these days, but I used to live in Cut and Shoot, Texas. It’s a very different world.Read more…

March 2011

1. Accountability is Not the Silver Bullet… But it Is a Bullet.

By Scott Thomas. “I am concerned about the number of pastors falling (or more likely, leaping) into sexual immorality.” Read more…

2. Am I a Church Planter?

By Scott Thomas. “Not all churches have a vision for church planting and few have insight into what a church planter looks like. Our church leaders should be able to spot a church planter and then send him to plant as soon as he is ready.” Read more…

3. Five Things I Learned From Billy Hornsby.

By Scott Thomas. “Billy Hornsby, our good friend and a man who left a legacy of churches, passed away March 23 at 9:44 pm EDT.Read more…

February 2011

1. 4,000 Saved and 133 New Churches – Reflections on 2010.

By Acts 29 Network. “The Acts 29 Network was founded 11 years ago. In our first six years, we grew to team of 71 churches. We saw an explosion of growth over the last five years, adding 300 new churches, with hundreds more planters applying.” Read more…

2. The Church Planter’s Marriage.

By Acts 29 Network. “We’ve corralled some great, tough, short audio clips from Acts 29 pastors addressing church planters in their marriages. Some rebuke, some teach, some give practical ideas and inspiring challenges.” Read more…

3. Frustration and Love for the Fundamentalist.

By Acts 29 Network. “Matt Chandler preaches the gospel in the center of the evangelical world, and faces self-righteous fundamentalist ‘older brothers’ as a majority demographic. Here he illustrates the problem with a story of an ex-con visiting on Easter and smoking cigarettes on the steps of The Village Church.” Read more…

January 2011

1. Acts 29 Network’s Co-Founder, David Nicholas, Goes Home to Be With the Lord.

By Acts 29 Network. “Dr. Nicholas pastored Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida, and spent much of his life and energy investing in church planters. “He was an incredible supporter of our church and mentor to me and our pastors,” said Chan Kilgore.” Read more…

2. Free Resource – Theological Clarity and Application: Equipping Leaders in Biblical Doctrine.

By Scott Thomas. “The question I get asked most often by church planters and pastors of young churches is, ‘How can I train people in preparation for leadership in the church?’” Read more…

3. Baptisms, Alaska Style, at 10 Degrees and Snowing.

By Acts 29 Network. “’And [he] said, "See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?’ - Acts 8:36. In Caleb Richardson’s case, he had plenty of frozen water in Fairbanks, Alaska, and with baptisms not being permitted inside his church's rented space, he and his people had to get creative.” Read more…

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