TOAM08 – Matt Giles on Church planting

Matt Giles is a worship leader in the Exeter Newfrontiers Church plant. I met up with him at the recent conference in Brighton. We began our interview by speaking about his experiences being in a church plant. … [Read more...]

US City No. 3 – A Newfrontiers Church in Chicago

No. 3 in the list of top 100 US cities being targeted by Newfrontiers is Chicago. I got a facebook message this week asking me if I knew of a Church there for a student visiting. Incidentally, do feel free to be my friend, join my blog network or even share and comment on my posts over at facebookI was thrilled to be able to find that there is a newfrontiers church in Chicago. Not just any church either, judging by the website but one that has a clear vision of what they are trying to do … [Read more...]

DWELL – Q and A with Dave Fairchild, Steve Timmis and Scott Thomas

Hear Dave Fairchild, Scott Thomas and Steve Timmis answer questions in this session from the Dwell Conference in London. Once again this is a longer video and so is hosted by Google Video rather than Youtube. You can watch it below or download the audio here. The Q and A spoke a lot about the role of the wife in church leadership. … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Scott Thomas, Part 2

This is the second and final part of my interview with Scott Thomas of the Acts 29 Network. You can download the audio of whole interview or watch the second part below. Part 1 can be seen here.Scott speaks about how Acts 29 aims to help potential church planters. … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Scott Thomas, Director of Acts 29 Network

Today I share the first part of a two-part interview I did with Scott Thomas when he visited Jubilee Church with Mark Driscoll earlier this month. In this segment Scott shares his perspective on traveling and working with Mark Driscoll. Scott also spoke at the Dwell conference on "Should You be a Church Planter?" … [Read more...]

DWELL – Should YOU be a Church Plant Leader? (20 Questions)

UPDATEScott has made available an article which expands on this talk and includes other lists of characteristics that leaders have cited as being important in a church planter.Thanks to the kind permission of Acts 29, I am able to share with you a number of videos of their recent DWELL Conference in London. I begin with one that is especially important for those of you who have come back from the conference excited, wondering what God may have in store for you. You can download the mp3 — or t … [Read more...]

WANTED – 1000 Reformed Charismatic Churches

In case the title of this post completely mystifys you and you have not heard of this group of Christians, I have written previously about them in “What is a Reformed Charismatic?”The phrase “1,000 reformed charismatic churches” has been going around in my head on and off for awhile now. Because several different applications of that number are running through my mind, I thought I’d share each of them with you here.The first thought I had was simply this: although often considered to be a small m … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – JOIN A CHURCH PLANT in a European City – Prayer Evening Report

It's very hard to describe in a blog post the combination of a raucous celebration, a fervent prayer meeting, a missions update, and a special offering evening that was the final night of our Leaders Conference. We collected over £1.1 million.Rather than trying to capture the whole evening I thought I'd speak about just one of the many things that happened. We were told about just some of the European cities where we have brand new church plants that are currently under way or about to … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Mark Driscoll on Missional Movements (Acts 1)

The audio of this message can be downloaded, or you can listen to it right here:More posts from this conference can be found on my TOAM08 label page. You can also download the mp3s of this week's talks by subscribing to the new Newfrontiers podcast, which will be an easy way for you to get access to the mp3s for free.Mark Driscoll began by thanking us again for having him, thanking us for the trust placed in him as someone we didn't know, but who had a reputation for being proactive, for the … [Read more...]

VIDEO – Ed Stetzer Interview – Churches We Can Learn From

Today we turn to look at why some churches are successful and what we can learn from them. Ed also mentions an old post of mine called "I Want It All" and said he agreed with at least some of that sentiment. … [Read more...]