Stories of impact
Inspirational stories and news of God's work throughout the Converge movement
Church planting & multiplication
A church plant differs from an established church in many ways.
A new church offers a way that you get to know people well. This beginning allows you to have a unique closeness with unbelievers. As you build something from nothing, it forces you to dive deep into relationships and personal discipleship. I had that opportunity with one such person at our Iron Ridge Church. His name was DJ Scholtes.
Nov 14 2022
3 Takeaways from October's Assessment Center in Prosper, Texas
We need to focus on methods of discipleship that impact our next generation. We can no longer assume we are making disciples. Current models of church planting focus heavily on “How” to church plant and often assume discipleship happens. If we are to see this next generation rise and expand God’s Kingdom, we need to focus our resources on discipleship. Several years ago, I remember seeing a well-known pastor/speaker at Exponential who traveled with a group of young leaders from his church.
Oct 19 2022
On the Lookout for Church Planters
This is a personal invitation for you to come visit a Converge Church Planters Assessment Center (CPAC). If you want to jump start your ability to identify and work with church planters, taking part in an assessment center would be the best way. Besides that, winter is just around the corner and many of our assessments are in warm and sunny locations.
Sep 9 2022
Looking strategically to summer
Here are four simple things to look for in potential church planters when you meet people and have those casual summer conversations:
Jun 15 2022
Past, Present & Your Churches Future Church Planting
Prior to his retirement from Temple Baptist Church (now Communitas Church) in Brainerd, MN, Bob Evan was researching historical documents for the church’s 130th anniversary. He came upon a number of “newsletters” and meeting minutes from the origins of the church. The newsletters were written by and to, other Swedish immigrants in the Brainerd area. And, they were written in Swedish.
Feb 12 2021
Novelty vs Purpose
Mar 13 2023