Posts by Peter Watts
What would happen if seminary education was put back into the hands of the local church? After spending time at Western Seminary as well as Fuller, I have asked myself that question over and over again.
World Impact’s mission is to facilitate church planting movements among America’s unchurched urban poor. In my 14 years in ministry as a preacher, planter, and pastor I can testify that church planting in impoverished neighborhoods is one of the most challenging yet rewarding calls in my life.
“Imagine having no family to run to because the only family you've got forced you to keep quiet or... ‘I'm sending you back to foster care.’ Imagine keeping cries silent, tears locked away. Keep your mouth shut because what happened could ruin this man’s life."
When God created the heavens and earth, He did it as an artist. He laid out the stars and planets, covered the earth with dirt and grass, and filled the open spaces with water, rivers and streams. He then dug into the dirt and fashioned man in His image and likeness. God Himself is an artist.
This past week I have been wrestling with an issue that has haunted me my whole life: fatherlessness.