Why church planting?

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?

Sowing seeds with people of peace

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

3 questions to ask when measuring the success of your ministry

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

Thoughts on faith and our daily bread

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