I realize I have not updated this blog in quite a while. As I return to the blogosphere, I want to solicit your prayers for what I believe is a potentially eternally significant event this weekend. God gave me the opportunity to organize an equipping retreat for church-planters in the region. We originally expected ten to twelve guys, but we had to cap the numbers at twenty-two. All of these men are either presently leading a church-plant or sensing God leading them to plant a church in their community. All of these men live in highly unchurched and underserved communities in Vermont, Eastern New York, and Northern New Hampshire. Many of them feel isolated and under-equipped for the task ahead.
Please join me in praying… Continue reading →
My good friend Lyandon Warren serves as a church-planting catalyst with the North American Mission Board while also starting and pastoring a church in VT. He recently posted a few videos about Burlington and our church planting endeavors on his website: vermontchurchplanting.com.
You are probably not the key person to engaging your neighborhood. Read this again so that it sinks in: you are most likely not the key to engaging your neighborhood-someone else is. Those of us who consider ourselves outgoing extroverted networkers can find this especially challenging because we want to become the relational cogs in the neighborhood. Continue reading →
As you may realize our Gospel Communities with Burlington City Church are essentially the same thing as what many churches now call missional communities. As we journey, we continue to discover excellent resources from the growing missional community movement Continue reading →
“What do you really do?” is a question I’m asked by someone almost every week. People know I’m a pastor/church-planter/nonprofit director, but they often want to know what this practically looks like beyond our momentary interactions.
You may already know about my obsession with venn diagrams which also carries over into how I structure my personal ministry focus: