By Lee Kemp When I’m talking to people and sharing Forefront Church’s story, I have often been asked “Why did you go into church planting after being involved in an established church ministry for more than a decade?” I think it’s a great question. Back in the day, Sarah and I made this little magazine… Continue reading Why church planting?
By Lee Kemp This past weekend 1,800 people came to partner with many local churches in Fort Smith for the Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip. We saw 67 people pray to receive Christ on Saturday! I wanted to take a moment and just share four quick highlights of what I saw God do in… Continue reading Heart transformations in Fort Smith
By Lee Kemp John Maxwell once said that no one succeeds unless a group of people wants them to. I think this is definitely true in ministry because ministry rides or dies on relationships. Before Forefront became a church, Sarah and I were living in Timberline Apartments by ourselves, and we met a lady named… Continue reading Sowing seeds with people of peace
By Lee Kemp As a pastor, you wouldn’t tell members of your church to compare themselves to someone else in the church, right? You would tell them to compare themselves with Christ. We need to validate that concept at a corporate level. When we are examining our churches’ visions and goals, how are we tracking… Continue reading 3 questions to ask when measuring the success of your ministry
By Lee Kemp This summer Forefront hosted “Summer Fun Days” at Timberline Apartments to make a positive impact on kids who would otherwise spend the summer alone. Monday through Wednesday we would meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the morning we played games, sang songs, made crafts, and told Bible stories. After we… Continue reading Thoughts on faith and our daily bread
By Lee Kemp A lot of times I think I’m a go-getter. I take on a bunch of stuff and think I can get everything done, but then I realize I’ve committed to too many things have to tell myself, “You’re not that good, Lee.” If we were having coffee and you asked how my… Continue reading You’re not that good
By Lee Kemp A few years ago, the manager of a Motel 6 in Fort Smith called me to refer a lady who could use some help. We had developed a friendship with Motel 6 through ministering to so many folks, and we had even been able to develop a corporate discount rate to help… Continue reading From homeless to homemaker