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Find Your People

Find Your People

I remember the first ministry-focused conference I went to as a young pastor. It was large, nationally recognized, with popular speakers, well-known for its innovation and creativity. The experiences it offered were going to be unique and set it apart from other...

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How to Start a Church: The First Few Steps

How to Start a Church: The First Few Steps

Josh and Loren Abernathy felt God nudging them to start a church, but they also had some doubts and fears. They discovered in conversations that their church had been started with help from Stadia, and believed churches should multiply! However, Josh & Loren knew...

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Your Story Isn’t Odd

Your Story Isn’t Odd

It’s the standard question to ask when you meet someone. Them: “What do you do?” You: “I’m a church planter.” Them: “Oh that’s cool.  So, you’re in construction.  Do you travel a lot?” Or perhaps the conversation goes something like this. Them: “What do you do?" You:...

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We’re Going The Extra Mile

We’re Going The Extra Mile

"If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles."—Matthew 5:41 NLT Ok, so no one is taking unfair advantage of us, but we love the message of this verse: Live a servant life.Be generous.Go The Extra Mile. This year, we're Going the Extra...

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When Doomscrolling Takes Over

When Doomscrolling Takes Over

Advancing technology has always generated new language. Social media and twenty-four-hour news outlets have certainly generated buckets of new words. Do you know the word doomscrolling? I bet you can guess its meaning even if you don’t know the word. I periodically...

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EC663 – August 2022

EC663 – August 2022

Iglesia Alianza La Atravesada August 2022 UpdateGreetings sisters and brothers of MONAT! We are excited to share with you an interview with the pastor of Iglesia Alianza La Atravesada, as well as a mother of a sponsored child.How have the lives of the affected...

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A Prayer For July: Rest

A Prayer For July: Rest

When I was in grade school, July was my favorite month of the year. The grind of the school day had been shaken off, and the prospect of another day in the classroom was still a distant thought. The days were hot, but I spent every one of them with my closest friends...

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EC663 – July 2022

EC663 – July 2022

Iglesia Alianza Km20 July 2022 UpdateHello brothers and sisters of Monat and Connect Church! We are excited to share with you an update on the ministries and construction of La Atravesada. The Pre-Inauguration of the temple could not be carried out due to the national...

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Get Social & Build Momentum

Get Social & Build Momentum

In the past, the Sunday driven model has been the main strategy people are exposed to when they start a new church. Learning how to do ministry was based on Sunday gatherings. We are learning that this doesn’t fully prepare people who are starting new churches for the...

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EC662 – July 2022

EC662 – July 2022

Iglesia Del Nazareno Pueblo Nuevo June 2022 UpdateHello, brothers and sisters of Creekside Christian Church! We are excited to share with you an update on the ministries and construction of Church of the Nazarene Heredad de Dios.   We currently have 51 adults and 82...

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EC660 – June 2022

EC660 – June 2022

Iglesia Del Nazareno La Gloria De Dios June 2022 UpdateGreetings, brothers and sisters of Creekside Christian Church! We are excited to share an update on the ministries and construction of Church of Nazareno Gloria de Dios. We are finishing the construction of 2...

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Updates From Andrea’s Trek

Updates From Andrea’s Trek

"It was a challenging day, but we made it! ... Totally worth it, and I just want to say thanks to everyone who has been involved, and everyone who has been following. We have been able to make an impact together and I appreciate you!" ― Andrea WellsAndrea, alongside...

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The Importance of Partnership

The Importance of Partnership

At times, partnership is difficult and takes work to maintain. But the same could be said about anything good in life. Partnership is worth it.

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BO137 – June 2022

BO137 – June 2022

Iglesia del Nazareno de Santa Maria June 2022 UpdateGreetings brothers and sisters of Canyon Ridge Church! We are excited to share with you an update on the ministries and construction of Iglesia del Nazareno de Santa Maria.   In August 2021, we continued with the...

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CO455 – June 2022

CO455 – June 2022

Iglesia Cruzada Cristiana Dios lo Hará Otra Vez June 2022 UpdateGreetings sisters and brothers of MONAT! We are excited to share with you interviews with the pastor of Iglesia Cruzada Cristiana Dios lo Hará Otra Vez, as well as a mother of a sponsored child.How have...

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