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Church Planting – What if…

What if entrepreneurial small group leaders were asked to equip others to invite people to Christ and multiply small groups? What if these groups participated in worship and discipleship together? What if these leaders were asked to oversee the networks of small groups which they helped to initiate? What if faithful and effective leaders were […]

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New Churches – What if?

What if entrepeneurial small group leaders were asked to equip others to invite people to Christ and multiply small groups? What if these leaders were asked to oversee the groups of small groups which they helped to initiate? What if these groups participated in worship and discipleship together? What if¬† faithful and effective¬†leaders were encouraged […]

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GracePoint UMC Final Service – My Response

I was saddened but not particularly surprised to hear the news that GracePoint United Methodist Church would end worship this past weekend. After the formation of Grace Point Community Church, the potential viability of Grace Point UMC seemed small. I appreciate the commitment of the annual conference to north west Wichita, but I believe that […]

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What is a new church or new congregation?

According to UMC Path1: We believe a new congregation is more than a mission project, new worship service or new building. For us, it is a newly organized faith community that is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ and: includes regular community worship is theologically Wesleyan has an effective discipling system receives new members […]