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Advice to Church Planters for Raising Support

  It is surreal to me to now sit on the “other side.” After driving across the southeast, meeting with established churches as an aspiring church planter, and asking for them to “partner” with us, I am now the guy that people come to asking for help. My experience didn’t go so well. As a […]

Three Reflections on Baptism

This post was originally published on Acts29’s blog.   One of the joys of being a church planter is the opportunity to disciple, equip, and instruct our people on important aspects of the faith often for those who have very limited knowledge of these things. The importance of baptism is one of these opportunities we should […]

Pastor as Evangelist

As a pastor, I cannot expect church members to do what I’m not willing to do, myself. I believe it’s safe to assume that most pastors would agree with that statement. A pastor preaching on generosity, but isn’t giving financially to the church, would be quickly rebuked if exposed. Similarly, one who emphasizes the importance […]

Planting Local

The Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ is a command for his Church to carry the good news of the gospel of Christ to every urban center, street corner, African bungalow, and farmhouse across the globe. We are called by God to take the gospel to the nations, giving people the opportunity to […]

Year One: Don’t Plant a Church

Baptist 21 is excited to offer a three-part post from Matt Chewning, Lead Pastor of Netcast Church in Beverly, MA–a suburb of Boston. In these posts Chewning walks through the first three years of planting a church, offering practical insight and wisdom from his experience as to how we all should rethink mission and strategy […]

9 Essentials of Church Planting – Part 2

Every so often I have a conversation with a dude that is considering church planting. And most of the conversations I have with guys considering or pursuing church planting include questions about what practical essentials a church planter should have. Over the past several years, through tons of conversations with church planters, people who train […]

9 Essentials of a Church Planter – Part 1

Every so often I have a conversation with a dude that is considering church planting. And most of the conversations I have with guys considering or pursuing church planting include questions about what practical essentials a church planter should have. Over the past several years, through tons of conversations with church planters, people who train […]

13 Lessons From Year One at Imago Dei Church (Part 1)

The article was written by Tony Merida, Nate Akin, and Matt Sigmon from Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thirteen Lessons from Year One of Imago Dei Church We launched our first public worship service on September 11, 2011. Since that time, we’ve learned many important lessons. We want to share them with you […]

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