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Noah Oldham is the lead pastor of August Gate Church, a church he planted in St. Louis in 2009. He also serves the St. Louis Send City Missionary for the North American Mission Board. Noah has been married to Heather for 10 years, and God has graciously given them four children.
Articles by this Author
January 3, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, talks about the importance of bringing elders on your team at the right time.
October 25, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, explains the essential components churches need to infuse DNA when multiplying.
September 29, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, speaks to three essential characteristics leaders should posses.
August 8, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Early on in the church planting process, every planter figures out this painful truth: To be a successful church planter, you must become a generalist. There are a lot of things that must be done, especially in the beginning stages of a church plant, and many, if not most, of them fall on the...
May 17, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Church Planting | Send Network
Every church plant has one of two destinations: monument or movement. The odds are, only a few generations from now, most of the churches that exist and are planted this year will be gone. When that happens, what will be left behind to show for all the physical, emotional and spiritual blood,...
May 15, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Church Mobilization | Send Network
Increasingly, church planting has become a “household term.” And for many reasons that should give us reason to rejoice. With more churches talking about church planting, we can expect to see more churches planted. However, just talking about planting churches generally only results in addition:...
August 9, 2016 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul has a lot to say. He speaks about the preeminence of Christ, the gospel of grace and unity in the church. He speaks to how Christians should interact in a number of different relationships and about fending off the fiery darts of Satan. But maybe...
June 9, 2016 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
I know different planters and pastors have different strategies for the ministry of the Word--topical or expository, book by book or short series, monologue or dialogue. Some people want to preach the Bible to people. Others want to preach people the Bible. Others want to communicate for change....
May 17, 2016 by Noah Oldham | Church Planting | Send Network
I was in the middle of small group when I got the barrage of text messages. People that I knew from several different places were trying to get a hold of me. Their pastor had been fired for a moral failure. They felt betrayed. They were confused....