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Bland planted City on a Hill Church in Boston in 2010 and serves as the lead pastor. He and his wife, Teresa, have three kids. They moved their family to Boston in 2008 to spend the rest of their lives investing in a church planting movement in the city and region. He holds an M.Div. and a Ph.D. from Southern Seminary and has taught adjunct for Campbellsville University and Boyce College. Bland serves on the side as the chapel leader for the Boston Red Sox.
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November 22, 2017 by Bland Mason | Send Network
Finding a worship gathering space can be one of the most frustrating parts of launching a new church. After all, you can raise money and you can recruit people to the core team, but most planters are forced to work within the constraints of available space in their community, especially in urban...
August 25, 2015 by Bland Mason | Send Network
“What’s wrong with that idiot?” cried my three-year-old daughter from the comfort of her booster seat in the backseat of our family car. She was referring to the guy who just cut us off in traffic. I was going to say something about the driver but...
March 23, 2015 by Bland Mason | Send Network
Very few Christians today use the word “propitiation” as part of their regular vocabulary, even fewer Christians actually understand its meaning and it’s just plain confusing to the unchurched. Surely, it should pass away from usage in preaching...
February 5, 2015 by Bland Mason | Send Network
Bland Mason, planter and lead pastor of City on a Hill Church in Boston, explains how to make the most of an apprenticeship at your church. Learn more.
January 5, 2015 by Bland Mason | Evangelism | Send Network
How much should a church give to church planting or missions in general? Should a church plant or existing church give away people to help start new churches? When it comes down to it, generosity is one of the most appreciated and celebrated...
July 29, 2014 by Bland Mason | Send Network
As you are starting or seeking to grow a church, few things can have greater impact than the regular preaching of God’s Word. Many of us are concerned about what we will preach next Sunday, but it is important to keep the big picture in mind since...
June 19, 2014 by Bland Mason | Send Network
“When was the last time you and Teresa went on a date?” I remember being asked that question by an older pastor a few years into full-time ministry. I had to stop and think about it. We had a 3-year-old daughter and had recently added a new...