V3 Movement Blog

  • Here’s What Happened at Praxis 2016

    This past weekend, church planting practitioners gathered in Washington, D.C. to work together and share on the topic of discipleship. Missional-movement leaders such as Deb Hirsch, Kevin Doi, Paul Sparks, Mark Scandrette, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, and David Fitch worked with other missional-movement leaders like you from all over the country. This year’s focus was discipleship, and the workshops were phenomenal, thoroughly engaging the relationships

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  • 4 Ways Jesus Established Culture

    In my previous blog post, I shared how leaders establish culture through what they teach and model, as well as by what they pay attention to, reward and sanction. I want to continue the topic of creating culture by looking at Christ. A Thought Experiment Imagine Jesus is the leader of your church—Hopefully he is!—in a sense similar to when

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  • Episode 41: Teacher as Sage | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 6 of 6)

    The RePlacing Church Podcast with Ben Katt In this episode, I explore the Teachers as “Sage” by looking at the story of Apollos from the early church, and identifying the three main practices of Sages as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood. Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church – Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd,

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  • How to Follow the Praxis Gathering This Week

    After over a year of prayer and preparation, we’re just a few days away from kicking off The Praxis Gathering! We’re bringing together world-class missional practitioners, such as Don Coleman, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Soong-Chan Rah, David Fitch, Deb Hirsch, Mark Scandrette and many others to discuss what it means to be part of a movement that shapes disciples for Mission.

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  • 6 Keys to Fruitful Life Transitions

    It’s that time of the year when many of us are in transition. Students of all ages begin a new school year. Some of us are starting new jobs, and at church we are getting ready for the new seasons of Advent and Christmas. Even the created world is in transition, that season between summer and autumn when, at least

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