Posts tagged 2019
Engage Church Albany

Sojourn Network is pleased to introduce you to a new member of our network, Engage Albany out of Albany, New York, led by Sean Nolan and his wife, Hannah. Welcome to our family! Read more of their story below and join us in prayer for them this  year!

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Bluegrass Community Church

May we offer a warm welcome to Michael Meredith and his wife Jennifer, who are planting in Lexington, Kentucky. Bluegrass Community Church started as a small group at the end of 2018. The hope is that God would grow their congregation into a people deeply rooted in the gospel. As a church, their aim is to make disciples who love Jesus, cultivate community, and live on mission!

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Pastoring in a Secular Age

The world is quite clearly more suspicious of and hostile to religious ideas than it was in the past. In what follows, I want to sketch out four things about ministry in a post-Christian culture, ranging from the effects of modernity on the Church, to ways to think about evangelism, to why the Star Wars prequels sucked.

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9 Reasons Why You Should Allow Other Elders to Preach

Pastoral plurality in the local church is not just the biblical norm, it is a practical and spiritual necessity. But plurality can’t simply be pastoral nomenclature — terms we commonly use that make little claim upon us. If plurality is real, it brings men under submission and guides their service. This means sacred cows occasionally get slaughtered so that the pastor’s soul moves even closer to Christ-like service. One of the cows pluralities are reluctant to touch is the sacred area of lead-pastor preaching.

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How to Plant a Church, Not a Service

In what follows, Joel Brooks, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, reflects on the day he looked around and realized, "Hey, we’re one of the only ones left." Offering insight from personal experience, Joel dives into the stark realities of church planting and how not to plant a service, but rather a church.

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