Entries by Tony

The Role of the Shepherd

When we talk about a GSE Process church, we are referring to the three roles we consider vital to a new church plant: the Gatherer, the Shepherd, and the Elder. In last month’s blog, we discussed the role of the Elder. Today let’s look at the role of the Shepherd in the GSE process. A Read More

GSE Elders Provide Longevity and Stability

by Jason Brown   In a GSE processed church, elder provides longevity and stability. GSE processed churches pray to appoint elders without compromise because the reputation of the elder becomes the reputation of the local church. Scriptures articulate the need for an untarnished reputation, so the decision to engage an elder should never be rushed. Read More

It’s a Process

by Matt Frazier-VUSA Field Team   Why Models? Businesses often use models to describe the way they generate income through a blend of strategies, organizational structure, practices, and systems. Church models have been used to develop an understanding of how to structure spiritual formation for success. So why has Vision USA decided to adopt the Read More

What is Church?

Vision USA is committed to planting new churches and revitalizing existing ones through the GSE Process.   What is church? Is this a question you have ever asked or are you one who says, “I can’t define it, but I’ll know it when I see it”? As I travel, I ask this question and listen as Read More

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What can Teens do for Jesus?

What does Jesus expect from a teenager? How much do WE expect from the under 20 set? What can teens do for Jesus? Can someone so young carry out Jesus’ mission? This question fascinates me. Today, we find younger and younger people in leadership positions. Can the emphasis on youth carry over into the realm Read More

The Great Barrier

If church planting is meant to be as simple as Jesus taught, what is the problem? Why are we not all doing it? If ordinary people are supposed to do it, what is hindering us? There are many answers, but I want to explore just one today. I won’t traverse all of Scripture, but will Read More