Recalibrating Church: Biblical Multiplication vs American Addition

Let’s face it, God is a God of multiplication. He multiplies in His creation – from grass to clouds to bushes to trees. Humans created in His image multiply and have multiplying systems. It should come as no surprise to us, then, that God designed His Church to multiply – to have radical impact in Read More

Small Church, Big Impact

Meet Friendship Grace Brethren Rich Schnieders pastors Friendship Grace Brethren Church in Fort Myers, Florida. His church is numerically small – 20 something on a Sunday morning – and has been small since its beginning some 20 years ago. But they get so much done. The church is short in physical numbers but long on Read More

The Shepherd: Where Everything Changes

There are a great many metrics one uses to determine the success of a GSE processed church. There are baptisms, conversions, numbers, and so on. One of my favorite personal joys is the connection and relationship between the Gatherer and the Shepherd. Scriptures define the Shepherd in the GSE relationship. Through God’s given Word we Read More

The Gatherer

  by Matt Frazier-VisionUSA Field Team   We look to examine the Gatherer this month as we continue to learn about the three roles of the GSE Process (Gatherer, Shepherd, and Elder). The Gatherer is the one role that is not specifically named in the Bible. However, the concept saturates the New Testament. In fact, Read More

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