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HURRY! Sign Up for Activating Missional Communities Before Jan. 2 Deadline

V3 Movement partners Forge America and Asbury Seminary are collaborating to offer an exceptional opportunity for missional church planters this summer–Activating Missional Communities. Part of Asbury’s Doctor of Ministry Program, Activating Missional Communities will be taught by Michael Frost, Alan Hirsch, Scott Nelson, and other notable faculty. The application deadline is Jan 2. Only fifteen applicants will be accepted. Now is the time to take advantage of this incredible, …

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When Church Planting Is Really Tough

My husband and I recently returned from vacationing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a highly multiethnic city of 1.67 million people in a metro area consisting of 7.9 million people. The city itself is predicted to grow to 2.2 million by 2020. Kuala Lumpur is a global city, offering international financial services, headquarters to multinational corporations, a center for new ideas and …

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Ten Books from 2015 Every Pastor and Church Leader Should Read

Although the following books are all excellent, my Ten Books from 2015 list is not a broad, “best books of the year” list. These books are ones that I believe will draw us deeper into the challenges of our day and deeper into faithfulness to the way of Jesus. This list reflects a diversity of authors, genres, and perspectives, but I …

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You Can't Reproduce What You Aren't

Here at the V3 Movement, we cannot encourage enough the importance of planting churches from a place of community. In fact, we’re not sure it’s even possible in church planting to create something that doesn’t already exist. That is, there’s this funny thing about creating true community: you can’t reproduce what you aren’t. In light of our conviction, we bring you …

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Why We Need Pastor-Theologians for Leading Churches in Mission

Anyone doing the work of planting churches will meet unpredictable cultural challenges. By definition, you are going into uncharted turf. You will have to listen, encounter new issues, interpret, translate and engage in ways you never would have to in established churches. Anyone wishing to lead a traditional (attractional) church into contextual engagement will face the same challenges and tasks. …

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Leadership Is a Community Affair

The V3 Movement being a communal movement, we’re excited to bring you another personal interview from a series of interviews with church planters who are embracing place-based church planting in a fruitful manner. These planters are using V3 Learning Cohorts to ground their leadership and their missiology in community. [Tweet “Leadership is a community affair. http://thev3movement.org/learning-cohorts/”] Today we’re speaking with Jared …

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Kairos Community Pastor Noah Stepro on V3 Learning Cohorts

The V3 Movement is a communal movement. As such, we are excited to bring you personal interviews with other church planters who love what is happening in the church today, are engaging it in a fruitful manner, and are utilizing V3 Learning Cohorts to help ground themselves and their missions in the communal reality of church planting. Discover how being …