Church Planting

Planting Challenge 1: Superficially grasping missional theology and its range of application

By Dan Steigerwald | June 6, 2019

This past year I’ve frequented a church that pours incredible energy into all kinds of justice and compassion ministries throughout our city, and even nationally. They strive to give fair representation up-front to diverse voices often not heard in the body of Christ. They send missionaries to serve both locally and in distant lands. Through preaching, teaching and diverse short-term focus-groups, they constantly challenge us to engage the powers oppressing our “neighbors.”…

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Leadership Challenges in Missional Church Planting

By Dan Steigerwald | May 21, 2019

If you’re truly immersing in your local setting, you’re regularly encountering people who’ve decided they’re finished with church (the DONES) or who claim no religious affiliation at all (the NONES). The research tells us these populations are on the rise, perhaps eclipsing the 100 million mark in the US alone. These fellow humans experience shalom whether they know its Source or not. Much like you and me, they yearn to experience love,…

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