V3 Movement Blog

  • How to Make Waves: A 10-Year Plan for Discipleship

    The future is changing at warp speed. What that means for the church is that we have to be on our toes, ready to engage whatever culture emerges in these next 10 years. This means inviting the Spirit of God to ignite our imaginations, to create whole new forms of life-making, change-making and church-making. This means engaging new challenges and opportunities of changing

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  • First Baptisms of the Grace Capital City Plant

    In August of 2015 a group of ten of us gathered for the first time in our living room in Washington DC to begin to plan, dream and pray about what God might want to do through the new church we felt called to plant, though it was certainly humble beginnings even then we felt expectant about God’s plans for

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  • 3 Ways the Parish Model Would Change Your Church

    The Third Church Presbyterian community meets in Richmond, Virginia with the mission “Called together for the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ.” For Third, that means a new model for church, a decentralized Parish model. Each of the eleven parishes will consist of around 100 people, and the parish will be the main mode of community and ministry for the

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  • Listening to the Story: The Experience of Two Church Planters

    Church planting doesn’t happen according to some idealistic model. In every environment, church means something unique, which can mean unique challenges and unique opportunities. Here’s what that meant for two planters, one in Colorado and one in Twin Cities. Meet Scott Olson and Matt Anderson, who were part of our community of church planters, the Learning Cohort. Matt, tell us a

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  • 6 Tips to Ensure Spiritual Growth Over the Summer

    It is hard to believe that we already into May.  Most of us have our summer vacations planned and the kids activities organized. Churches are expecting less people in the pews and less money in the coffers. Few seem to think about how they will prepare their congregations to grow their faith over the next few months. Some of you

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