V3 Movement Blog

  • 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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  • Behind the Scenes with Church Planters: How Community Can Save Your Plant

    We can’t do it alone. That’s why V3 follows its model. There’s nothing more exasperating than trying to fill all the roles in a ministry, trying to white-knuckle your way through ministry, dealing with all the hopes and fears you have—without a community. That’s an easy recipe for disappointment and burnout. V3 had the opportunity recently to hear from two

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