(This is the first installment of Missionary Heroes, releasing later this year) In 1775, a young ordained Black preacher crossed the Georgia border into Aiken County, SC, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. On a plantation called Silver Bluff, a small group of slaves gathered regularly to hear the Word preached. It was the first … Continue reading George Liele: The Church As Global Witness
How do you know for sure that you are supposed to be a church planter? I'm pretty sure most of us have never woken from deep sleep to find "Thou Shalt Planteth Mine Church" scrawled by the finger of God in the ceiling above. Generally, I would guess the Holy Spirit has stirred a desire … Continue reading Are You Sure You’re Called to Church Planting?
I am a pastor of a church that was planted 50 years ago. Many church plants that survive will eventually get to the place where my church is fifty years down the road. It's a delicate place. It's a place where a pastor is helping the people begin to look for a fresh work of … Continue reading Church Planters, Be Advised: A Letter from the Year 2063