It is so exciting when we get the privilege to identify, equip and release urban leaders to plant churches and facilitate church planting movements among the unchurched urban poor.
I remember when I first got the itch to plant a church. It was about 2007 when I was serving as an Associate Pastor at Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church in Oakland.
I never really set out to plant a church, but progressively after living and working in the community, God gave me a vision for a multi-ethnic, parish model church that was community focused and gospel driven.
Incredible Kingdom opportunities and realities to advance God’s Kingdom are before us in 2017 and I don’t plan on failing because of caution. I plan to experiment and to experiment boldly.
The Wichita ministry recently hosted our third Evangel School of Urban Church Planting. Our team had spent months praying, planning, and walking alongside multiple urban leaders as they were preparing to plant their churches.