V3 Movement Blog

  • Embrace Neighborhoods with Kevin Doi at Praxis Gathering ’16

    Discipleship happens in a place, and should affect that place. At Praxis Gathering 2016, however, we are focusing on Shaping Disciples for Mission, but we do so with a “place-based lens.” We couldn’t do it without the help of our friend Kevin Doi. Meet Kevin Doi Courtesy of Epic Church Kevin is the founding pastor of Epic Church and co-founder of JOYA Scholars, a

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  • Episode 37: Apostle as Cultivator | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 2 of 6)

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

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  • Teachability: The Making or Breaking of a Church Planter

    One of the key characteristics most church planting assessors look for in potential church planters is teachability. Over the last three-and-a-half decades of starting churches and supporting church planters, three aspects of this trait stand out to me the most: knowing one’s self, practicing humility, and seeking wisdom. Knowing One’s Self A few years ago, I coauthored a book based

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  • Get Trained by Matte Tebbe at Praxis Gathering ’16

    Discipleship happens in a place, and should affect that place. At Praxis Gathering 2016, however, we are focusing on Shaping Disciples for Mission, but we do so with a “place-based lens.” We couldn’t do it without the help of our friend Matt Tebbe. Meet Matt Tebbe Matt Tebbe is a bi-vocational church planter who knows firsthand what place-based church is all about.

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  • Episode 36: The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 1 of 6)

    The RePlacing Church Podcast with Ben Katt  In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church – Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST). Over the past decade of missional church and church planting conversations, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, J.R. Woodward and others have done some good work towards expanding our understanding of these “Ministries,” “Equippers,” or “Intelligences.”

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