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Are You Ready to Plant this Church?

For want of a skillful strategy an army is lost; victory is the fruit of long planning. ~ Proverbs 11:14 (NEB) READING: Luke 14:27-33 It was quite an adventure to plant a church as a newlywed student. Far from my home in Brazil, I was going to Bible College in North Carolina

Defeat Turned into Victory

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? ~ I Corinthians 15:55 READING: I Corinthians 15:12-19 At the Battle of Waterloo, on June 18, 1815, the French army under Napoleon’s command fought the allied forces of the British, Dutch and Germans under the command of Wellington. The English

The Testimony of Planning #2

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. ~ I Corinthians 3:6 READING: I Corinthians 1:18-31 OK, now let’s look at this young man’s story from a different point of view. While it appears obvious that he’s making plenty of rookie mistakes, and while it would do him

Lebanon

Oasis in the Desert When you think of planting churches in the Islamic world, what comes to your mind? Maybe, like me, you have thought, “How on earth?” or, “Good luck!” or, “Ultimate challenge!” Whichever phrase you choose, the task seems daunting, for sure. This particular region of influence at DCPI

The Testimony of Planning #1

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, “This fellow

Impossible Doesn’t Mean Unsolvable

Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many? ~ John 6:9 READING: John 6:1-15 Insufficiency is not an uncommon word as we strive to plant churches around the globe. There are various kinds of insufficiency: insufficiency of funds,

World of Numbers

Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God. ~ Psalm 20:7 READING: Psalm 20 How can we live in a world of numbers but not be of it, especially in the world of church planting? The measuring of things that

Beholding Your Beauty

Beholding your Beauty One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple. ~ Psalm 27:4 (KJV) READING: Psalm

Leaping Joy

Leaping Joy Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. ~ Psalm 28:6, 7 READING:

Wait on the Lord

Wait on the Lord But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31 READING: Isaiah 40:27-31 Many Old Testament passages tell us to “wait