Do Churches Only Become Churches When Elders Are Present?

Acts 14:23 says: “When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” (NASB) Paul appoints elders in the churches that he had started earlier…
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3 Keys to Small Beginnings

I love small beginnings; I believe I am very comfortable with small beginnings. Time will continue to show me if I am or not. I love small beginnings because Jesus Christ has to ‘show up’ to get things done and move things ahead. As…

3 Reasons We Really Need to Start Churches

There are many reasons to start churches – both biblical and personal. I am mentioning three and I would love to hear from you your reasons to start churches: 1) I know too many people who are lost and are heading into a Christ-less…

3 Common Reasons We Do Not Start Churches

There are many reasons I have heard, and am hearing, to explain why we do not start churches in America. 1) Windshield survey – I hear many refer to what we call the ‘windshield survey.’ This refers to the ‘general perception’…

Why Do We Even Want to Expand the Church and Plant New Ones in the USA?

Many, if not most people, involved in a church family that is healthy might scratch their head 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? There are many…