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A liberal arts education does not simply encounter creation; it encounters the Creator.  

College is not for everyone. Nor is seminary. I’ve written plenty on that.

But, what about those who are planning to follow what has become the standard route...

This year our equippers were able to spend a week with 16 current or future church planters. It was a beautiful week at Holy Trinity Retreat Center in Pikesville, MD, just outside of Baltimore.     We engaged in rhythms of prayer together, talked about church planting, leadership development, developing a culture of discipleship and […]
by J.R. Briggs, Director of Leadership and Congregational Formation If you were looking to hire a staff role or recruit a key volunteer at the church how would you know if they were the right fit? Is it discernment in prayer? Is it by their experience in ministry? Their skill set and personality? The confidence […]
by Aaron Graham, Lead Pastor at The District Church (Washington, D.C.) Originally Posted on November 16, 2017. This last Sunday we had the privilege of hearing from Pastor Don Coleman from East End Fellowship and Pastor Stuart Royall from 180 Degrees Church. We had a conversation about discipleship and what it means to be a […]
Recently I had a phone meeting with Paul Caminiti who serves on staff with the Institute for Bible Reading (instituteforbiblereading.org). Formerly, he served as the Bible Publisher for Zondervan and the Vice President of Bible Engagement at Biblica (formerly known as the International Bible Society). Paul shared with me the research that he and his […]
Below you will find a link to Ecclesia’s Annual Report.  It is our prayer that you will find this encouraging as it gives a glimpse into how God has moved within and throughout the network this past year. We encourage you to share this with your congregations as well as anyone you might be in contact […]
Every easter, every Christmas—no, scratch that—every Sunday, we as leaders are faced with a dilemma: Do we go big, advertise, put on an amazing show and attract people who otherwise wouldn’t have visited? Or do we simply remain a faithful gospel presence, observing the important days of the Christian calendar, but avoiding any hint of […]

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Nehemiah had to overcome difficult obstacles in terms of logistics, personal, and severe...