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Jun 8, 2011 by Justin Holcomb

Advice for Pastors in Caring for Victims of Sexual Assault

Justin Holcomb and his wife, Lindsey, wrote Rid of My Disgrace, a book for victims of sexual assault. Church planters should assume that 1 in 5 of their congregants is suffering or has suffered as a victim of sexual assault – and be prepared to counsel and care for ... Read more

May 4, 2011 by Sam Storms

Forgiveness: What It Is, What It Isn't

"I propose in this study is to look first at five myths about forgiveness; that is to say, five lies many of us have embraced about what it means to forgive another person. Then I will turn to five truths about forgiveness, or five essential elements apart from which true forgiveness will ... Read more

May 2, 2011 by D. A. Carson

Put the Advance of the Gospel at the Center of Your Aspirations

D.A. Carson reflects on Philippians 1:12-18a, wherein Paul outlines that the Gospel is his number one aspiration in all life - encouraging everyone else to make it the apex of their ambitions as well. Read more

Mar 13, 2011 by Matthew Kruse

What I Learned Raising $150,000 in 40 Days

Originally posted here. Get it in PDF here. God in His grace surprised us at Seven Mile Road this Fall. (Wait, should we have been surprised? Probably not.) We had been in desperate need of more space for over a year. Every week the place got more crowded. The line to our one bathroom weaved ... Read more

Mar 7, 2011

Gentle Authority: The Example of the Apostle Paul from 2 Corinthians

Original Article here. Reposted with permission. Download as PDF. I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show ... Read more

Feb 24, 2011 by Sam Storms

Paul the Pastor – 2 Corinthians 11:28-29

Dr. Sam Storms writes about Paul's clear pastoral nature as reflected in this text: "And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?" – 2 Corinthians ... Read more

Dec 3, 2010 by Chris Wachter

Hiawatha Church | Minneapolis, MN

Welcome New A29 Church Planter: Chris Wachter, Lead Pastor of Hiawatha Church in Minneapolis, MN Read more

Nov 24, 2010 by Luke Simmons

How to Leave a Church

Acts 29 Member, Luke Simmons writes about how to leave a church well. Read more

Oct 29, 2010 by Kendra Duty

5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known About Being a Church Planter's Wife

5 Things I wish I would have known about being a church planter’s wife Now that we have completed the first year of church planting and I can look back with perspective one of the hardest years of my life, I hurt for those who are going through the first year without this understanding. I ... Read more

Jul 22, 2010 by Dustin Neeley

Elliot Grudem on His Book, His Dad and Replanting a Church

At the recent Advance the Church Conference in Raleigh, NC, I sat down to talk with Acts 29 Pastor Elliot Grudem about things he knows well-his book, his dad (Wayne Grudem who wrote, Systematic Theology, a benchmark work for our tribe) and his experience in replanting a c... Read more