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 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

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

GSE Church or Small Group?

What is the difference between the Vision USA Church Planting network using GSE to start churches and other kinds of church ministries such as small groups and missional communities which are not designed to stand alone as church? Since church is always a choice and what we do in GSE is different, please watch this Read More