Church Planting

John Stott on One Quiet Day a Month

By Dick Loizeaux

John. R. W. Stott, who died in 2011, was Rector of All Souls Church in London for 25 years, wrote 50 books, was a leader of the evangelical movement, and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. How did he maintain spiritual and emotional balance through 5 decades of a demanding church and international ministry? He explains his...

The Next Steps Principle

"Spiritual leadership involves moving God's people on to God's agenda"  Henry Blackaby

One key difference between a leader and a follower is that the leader knows what the next steps are along the journey. The "Next Steps" principle is one of those missional principles that transcends culture, geography and philosophy of ministry.  Every church needs to determine how they...

5 Ways to Overcome the Summer Giving Slump

"God never estimates what we give from impulse. We are given credit for what we determine in our hearts to give; for the giving that is governed by a fixed determination." -Oswald Chambers

Helping our people experience the timeless truth of moving from impulse and haphazard giving to systematically and joyfully giving is a continuous process.  

We see this in Paul's writings, 

"Each one must give as he has decided...

Converge Worldwide's Response to Growing Racial Tension in Our Nation

By Scott Rideout, President, Converge Worldwide

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks have captured worldwide attention. Opinions of what happened in Ferguson, and the grand jury’s decision, are as diverse as out movement. According to a recent CNN poll, Americans are divided, interpreting the events very differently depending largely on their ethnicity. The resulting protests and general unrest has been...

Saginaw Church Plant Coming this Fall!

 Jonathan Herron is Converge MidAmerica’s newest Church Planter in Saginaw, MI. Here are a few quick facts about Jonathan and his family.

• Jon holds his Master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, but he’d tell you he learned more about grace and compassion while serving orphans in the third-world villages of Africa.

• Over the past two years in Michigan, Jon’s...

3 New Church Planters for MidAmerica

Shortly after moving to Nashville our new Vice President of Church Planting Danny Parmelee was able to recruit some high quality church planters. Three couples attended the last Converge Assessment Center in Denver and were recommended to plant a church. Be praying for these new church planting couples.

Marshall and Wesley Gallagher - Nashville, TN 

Marshall Gallagher is a Nashville native who has a...


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