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Are you reaching the people that you got in this for?

I was recently asking a group of leaders to tell me about various ‘social mosaics’ that exist in their cities.  These leaders lit up as they brainstormed all of the various groups of people who gather in groups throughout their communities - cycling clubs, PTAs, surfers, bikers, and artists.  They rattled off dozens of [...]

By | 2018-07-03T22:11:35+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Church Planting|Tags: , , , |

Learning to Fail

Over a period of 12 years, I planted two churches in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One church closed after seven long, hard years. It was one of the most painful and wounding experiences of my life. The other church grew rapidly and lives on, but leaving it has been confusing and lonelier than I could have [...]

By | 2018-07-03T21:37:53+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Church Planting|Tags: , , , , |

Don’t Waste Your Preaching: An Interview with Jordan Rice

Redeemer City to City met with Jordan Rice to talk about the importance of contextual preaching—and how to actually do it. City to City: How would you define “contextualization”? Jordan Rice: I would define contextualization as using the gospel to answer the questions that people actually have—to approach a text first seeking Biblical truth [...]

By | 2018-07-03T21:43:35+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Church Planting|

Eyes Wide Open

Benji Horning thought he knew what the Great Commission was all about. A trip to the Middle East changed everything. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been passionate about reaching the lost. Through going to Life Pacific College with plans to serve as a missionary, and later becoming a church planter here in [...]

By | 2018-07-03T21:39:59+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Church Planting|Tags: , |