Entries by Tony

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Why We Don’t Plant Churches

Why don’t we start churches in America? 1) Windshield Survey – The Windshield Survey is the general perception I get as I drive around my neighborhood. When I drive, I see a church building on almost every corner. I quickly conclude that we have plenty of churches and don’t need to start new ones. (I […]

Why Plant Churches in the U.S.?

Some people who are involved in a healthy church might scratch their heads when asked about starting a new church. Why would we do that? Our church is a good one, why don’t they all just come here? One thing to consider is this: Do I really understand the nature or essence of the living […]

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What is a GSE Church?

A GSE church start is a new church that uses the Gatherer/Shepherd/Elder process. This process is a quick, no cost way to start churches. The process is about two thousand years old. Begin with a Gatherer – a people magnet, someone who engages people easily and well. Team them with a Shepherd and after a […]

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What Is Church?

As I  travel, I ask this question and simply listen to other Christian leaders define church. The answers are intriguing. What I hear most is that church is beautiful and amazing. Jesus made church so adaptive to what she needs to be that she can go into absolutely any situation and live well. Jesus’ work […]

One a Day

Here We Go! There are many blogs out there; some of them are good, some even very good. I am going to begin one about what we are doing in Vision USA Church Planting for these reasons: We live in a day of change. Our day of change requires that we engage other processes to […]