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For dying congregations, a ‘replant’ can offer new life

(RNS) – From the time he was a teenager, Min Lee wanted to be a missionary.

Church plant benefits from mother church’s ‘send out our best’ mindset

BOERNE, Texas (BP) – Looking to the Old Testament example of giving God the best of flocks and herds, Currey Creek Church sent 200 of its best members to plant The Bridge Fellowship, a new congregation in a fast-growing community northwest of San Antonio.

Family of nine uproot, make a new ministry home 1,000 miles north

STOWE, Vt. (BP) – Gerald Hunt was a Georgia kid with an interest in Vermont, a land way above the Mason-Dixon line where hockey is more popular than college football and bread stuffing replaces cornbread dressing on holiday dinner tables.

Pointing to the One who is worthy: Utah church has planting in its DNA

SALT LAKE CITY (BP) – About 10 years ago, three grown men with families spent a week at summer camp. That week led to planting one church, which has in turn led to planting two more.

Small New Jersey churches gain strength and diversity in union

ABSECON, N.J. (BP) – Pastor Buff McNickle describes himself as “just a white guy” born in Alabama. He and his wife Cissy, Cuban American, are parents to three adopted African American children, and Sunday his multiethnic congregation became one with a Filipino American church.

An invitation outside clarified North Carolina pastor’s call to multi-ethnic outreach

MONROE, N.C. (BP) – It’s something Quintell Hill loves to do. His preparation is meticulous, his excitement causing him to lose sleep occasionally. He’s pursued it with reckless abandon and at other times learned the best way to proceed is with caution and patience. 

Seven years in, Grace Point building God’s kingdom in Cincinnati

FRANKLIN, Ohio – The words on a t-shirt stood out and embedded themselves in church planter Reagan Wagoner’s memory: “I don’t want to go to Heaven. None of my friends will be there.” He noticed the shirt in a crowd following a Cincinnati Reds game.

SBC DIGEST: Send Network relaunches NewChurches.com; Evans study Bible reaches sales milestone

Send Network relaunches NewChurches.com to fuel church planting; Tony Evans Study Bible, Commentary achieve bronze status.

God replaces one dream with another for Delaware church planter

TOWNSEND, Del. (BP) – Late last summer, LifeHouse Church entered its new 40,000 square foot modern building, with a sanctuary seating 645, on 20 acres of ground, an amazing answer to prayer. Lead Pastor Mark Lashey is in awe of what God has done and at the potential for the new facility. It is a God-sized dream come true.

Trust is key to sharing the Gospel, Wyoming church planter says

COWLEY, Wyo. (BP) – To the outside observer, Johannes Slabbert has the perfect analogy for sharing the Gospel with the ranchers and cowboys near this Wyoming town eight miles from the Montana border. But his knowledge of and appreciation for the local ministry context tell him otherwise.