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rabbit churches or elephant churches?

Church Starting Process, pt 1

What do you have a whole lot of? At Vision USA, we connect with leaders who disseminate Jesus Christ’s gospel in their region. To accomplish this, we need a church starting process that matches what we have a whole lot of. What I…
intentional rest
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Intentional Rest

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no…
identify a gatherer

Identify a Gatherer

How do I identify a gatherer? Since the GSE process depends upon finding a gatherer, it is a key question. I suggest this process: 1. Know what the Bible says about gatherers. Know the biblical examples of gathering and the 14 Greek words…
gathering to mission
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Gathering to Mission

Gatherers have been around for 2,000 years or more. They have been starting churches for 2,000 years. How pervasive is the idea of gathering to Jesus’ mission? There are twenty Greek words that translate the semantic concept in the New…
the healed leper is an example of a focused gatherer
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Biblical Gatherers – The Leper

In Mark 1:40-45, Jesus heals a leper. Then Jesus tells the leper not to tell anyone about this, but... “But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly…
Jesus is a primary example of a New Testament gatherer.
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Biblical Gatherers – Jesus

Jesus is a primary example of a New Testament gatherer. He gathers to His own mission. In John 1:35-51 we see two examples of Jesus gathering people to His mission: 1)  In John 1:35-42, John the Baptists stands with Andrew and one other…