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Confessions of a Church Planter

Confessions of a Church Planter

Amidst the ever-growing pressures of life, Pastor AJ Sherrill finds in the Quiet the kind of discipline necessary to move beyond talking at God to growing with Christ.

A Process for Sermon Development

A Process for Sermon Development

From initial inspiration to final delivery, Pastor Jon Tyson gives us an in-depth look at his sermon preparation process for preaching in the city.  

Moving toward a<br>Missional Church

Moving toward a
Missional Church

Through a balance of organized activities and organic relational connection, GCM Collective Director Caesar Kalinowski and his missional community are discovering how to live out an embodied Gospel in the context of a mission field-inspired model.

Called or Driven?

Called or Driven?

While wrestling with his own temptations to let his drive inform his call, rather than the other way around, Jon Tyson has found these signposts along the road of God's true calling in ministry.

Planting a Multi-Ethnic Church

Planting a Multi-Ethnic Church

Having realized the American Dream, Rashad Clemons and his family are now taking the reverse journey, descending in the way of Jesus to love a Brooklyn community riddled with brokenness and pain.

Driven or Called?

Driven or Called?

The pressures of church planting can shift the defining reality of our hearts from following God's call to being driven by our own merits. Here are a few practical ways to check the motives of your ministry.

Creating a Renewal Culture

Creating a Renewal Culture

How do we equip the people in our churches to minister to others in a post-Christian setting where religion no longer governs the public square? How do we help people have confidence that they can actually partner with God in the renewal of every context of their individual lives? 

The Brave New (i)World

The Brave New (i)World

We live in the wake of a fundamental cultural transformation so profound that Christianity as we know it is becoming an endangered species. So what is a Christian to think? What is a Christian to do?

 

Kingdom Life in <br>Contested Space

Kingdom Life in
Contested Space

In the inevitable moments of opposition to our ministry, we often find that God is comforting us with the grace, peace and patient love we will then use to comfort others.

 

Planting in Tribeca

Planting in Tribeca

Michael Rudzena, pastor of Trinity Grace Church Tribeca, shares his journey from call to community, planting a new church in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of New York City.

Primal Prayer

Primal Prayer

Of all the lessons I have learned, the most important is the primal priority of seeking God through prayer. Karl Barth said, "To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of this world." Our church was built on prayer, not sheer human effort.

A Day in the Life: <br> Billy Patterson

A Day in the Life:
Billy Patterson

A journey to Ireland, with Billy Patterson, Director of City Collective, as he visits with church planters participating in the Leadership Collective.