Archive for the Church Plant Category

I Shall Be in the City

I Shall Be in the City

by Jose Cortes Jr. Did you know there are over 58 cities or conglomerates with 1 million or more people in the North American Division territory? Perhaps, if I called some of these out, you would recognize them: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Boston,

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It’s Time to Release! A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor’s approach

It’s Time to Release! A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor’s approach

By Walter Castro One of the questions church planters are often asked is “Why are you planting a church? Aren’t there enough already?” In Florida Conference we believe there are never enough new churches as long as we still have unreached communities. One of the values we

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A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

By  Lizeth Momanga I fearlessly accepted the call, I really had no idea what I was doing. What I did know was that God does not call us out to fail. So off I went into a little island in the middle of nowhere in Southeast Alaska.

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It’s Time to Release! A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor’s approach

It’s Time to Release! A close look at the Volunteer Lay Pastor’s approach

By Walter Castro One of the questions church planters are often asked is “Why are you planting a church? Aren’t there enough already?” In Florida Conference we believe there are never enough new churches as long as we still have unreached communities. One of the values we

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Church Planting Missionaries: Church Planting is the Best Tool

Church Planting Missionaries: Church Planting is the Best Tool

By Steve Leddy             We stood before the assessment group with fear on our faces and trepidation in our voices. After three grueling days of being under the microscope to see if we would be given the green light to church plant, the assessors asked the question

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Planting Churches in Prison: 600 Columbus prisoners come to church every week

Planting Churches in Prison: 600 Columbus prisoners come to church every week

By John Boston “If the church only serves its members it’s not a church, it’s a club.” This is a statement that drives my leadership and all of the initiatives of our local church. At the church I serve we have been working hard on making sure

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Playing to Win

Playing to Win

“You play to win the game…hello” – Herman Edwards By Kymone Hinds No matter what the endeavor, there is something in us that wants to know what the win is. From games on a playground, to academic pursuits, to our jobs, we want to know what success

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Offertory Reading Appeal for April 30, 2016

Offertory Reading Appeal for April 30, 2016

North American Division Evangelism & Church Planting by Jose Cortes Jr. There are thousands of people groups all over the North America Division (NAD) who don’t have an Adventist Church. In fact, for the Adventist message to be accessible we need at least one Adventist church for

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Florida Conference Church Planting

Florida Conference Church Planting

This is a reminder of the Church Planters Exchange on Sunday April 24, 10-3:30 (lunch provided) at the Florida Conference Office: 351 S. State Road 434 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Purpose.  Rather than a Conference — you’ll get plenty of that for those who may be coming

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Some of Our Churches Are Dying, Why Plant More?

Some of Our Churches Are Dying, Why Plant More?

“Our Churches are old and dying and now you are encouraging us to plant new ones? That is Ok in places where the Church is growing, but here, why should we have to do that?” – These were tough question asked by one of my colleagues during

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