• Multi-ethnic Miami church plant gets new home in renovated theater | ()

    Multi-ethnic Miami church plant gets new home in renovated theater

    When the house lights dim in the newly-renovated historic Hollywood, Fla., theater and the spotlight trains on pastor Martin Vargas, a message—not a person—will take center stage. The message: “God knows; He changes lives; there is growth in the truth; and we are fulfilling the Great Commission.”

     

    Date Created: 11/20/2014 6:09:43 PM

    NAMB, SEBTS partnership provides church-based degree for planters | ()

    NAMB, SEBTS partnership provides church-based degree for plantersMatt Rogers knows from experience how important preparation and mentoring are for a young church-planter-to-be.

     

    Date Created: 11/14/2014 2:45:33 PM

    Washington church molds young leaders with help of San Diego planters | ()

    Washington church molds young leaders with help of San Diego planters

    When Arsenia Ivanov came to the end of her freshman year at Washington State University (WSU) she had a choice. The first generation Russian-American had little background in Christianity before attending Resonate Church on WSU’s Pullman, Wash., campus. As summer approached she could either go home—away from her newly discovered spiritual support system—or join her Resonate friends for a high-commitment summer missional adventure in San Diego called Elevate.

    Date Created: 11/11/2014 7:34:07 PM

    Iraq war veteran starting church in Washington state | ()

    Iraq war veteran starting church in Washington state

    Michael Johnson learned a million little things in the U.S. Army. He learned to make his bed Army-style. He learned to march in the Army band. He learned to shoot an M-16 rifle and throw a grenade.

     

    Date Created: 11/6/2014 4:22:32 PM

    Alaska Baptists see surge in church planting | ()

    Alaska Baptists see surge in church plantingJason Storter had no interest in church when his wife, Mariah, asked him to join her at a new Anchorage church plant, called True North Church.

     

    Date Created: 11/4/2014 11:39:45 AM

    School Zone - Church planters connect through school partnerships | ()

    Church planters connect through school partnerships

    The odds appeared steep in 2010 when Jeff Phillips and his family moved to Vancouver, B.C., to start a church. A youth minister for a decade and a half, he’d never been a lead pastor or a church planter. Both native Texans, Jeff and his wife, Sara, were taking their family to one of the most post-Christian, multi-ethnic cities in North America.

    Date Created: 10/30/2014 3:50:14 PM

    College students, others embrace Engage24 evangelism challenge | ()

    Engage24 evangelism challenge

    College students across the United States were joined by believers of all ages as they participated in Engage24 on Oct. 14, a one-on-one evangelism movement that challenged Christians to share the gospel with at least one person in a 24-hour time period.

    Date Created: 10/20/2014 2:28:53 PM

    Let’s thank our pastors | ()

    Pastoral ministry can feel at times like a NASCAR race. Between preparing sermons, caring for hurting members and leading ministry efforts, pastors often run at breakneck speeds only to finish at the end of the week and do it all over again.

    Date Created: 10/15/2014 4:25:03 PM

    Catalytic planter leaving legacy of church planting churches | ()

    Planter leaving legacy of church planting churches

    Ron Johnson had heard a lot about John Worcester before he finally met him. Now the fast-moving, fast-talking pastor of a Denver church called Restoration, Johnson heard Worcester was leaving Huntington Beach, Calif., to plant a church in the San Francisco Bay Area.

     

    Date Created: 10/15/2014 3:31:42 PM

    NAMB trustees see Boston’s diversity, spiritual need | ()

    NAMB trustees see Boston’s diversity, spiritual need

    In a meeting room at Boston’s Fenway Park, Southern Baptist church planter and Boston Red Sox chaplain Bland Mason explains how much members of his plant, City On A Hill church, long for community.

     

    Date Created: 10/13/2014 11:44:14 AM

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