A Little Dreaming Goes a Long Way

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NewThing Leadership Training Center – Residency

I was sitting in our Leadership Training Center the other night listening to our residents talk of their dreams to start new things for the Kingdom.

These residents are being called to plant churches in places as close as Chicago and as far away as China. I love that they’re dreaming big things for the Kingdom.

The dreams of church planters are special. They’re dreaming of helping people; they’re dreaming of bringing the Kingdom to earth. You might say, the dreams of church planters have eternal significance.

When a new church is planted, people’s pasts will be redeemed, presents will have purpose and futures will have hope. A new church plant is a place where people find God and then pursue His mission in the world. Everything gets better in a community when a new church is planted.

I am so grateful to have this front-row seat to seeing what God can do through church planters. I am grateful for these men and woman who God calls to the challenge of church planting.

It’s true, God calls us in different ways. And there are many ways to further the mission of Jesus in the world.

Church planting…well there’s just nothing better if you ask me.

If God is calling you to plant, get assessed ASAP to determine if you have the competency, character and calling for starting a church. There are lots of organizations like NewThing out there to help you. Feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear your dream.

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My Q&A with Exponential

I am excited about the Exponential Conference in April. If you are church planting or want to church plant you MUST attend this conference!

Recently, I did an interview with the peeps from Expo (who are awesome by the way). CLICK HERE to read it.

If you’re going to Exponential, then I’d love to see you at our NewThing events!

For the Kingdom!

Commissioning Church Planters – NewThing!

Last month I had the opportunity to commission several of our church planters at Community. Take a look. And if you want to support these planters. Please keep them in your prayers!

You can learn more about the NewThing Leadership Training Center HERE.

328 Churches on Internships and Residencies

I had the privilege of participating in a recent Leadership Network study on internships and residencies. It was extra cool because so many NewThing churches participated in the same study.

The good news is that so many churches are taking leadership development seriously.

If you’re doing anything around residency, this report is worth your time.

2016 Leader Intern Report