When religious kingdoms fall, the Kingdom of God wins

By Lee Kemp  Today, I write this post with a burdened heart.  I am filled with an overwhelming desire to see established churches receive church plants and support them. For them to view church planting as an opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God. For them to take on the awesome privilege of incubating a… Continue reading When religious kingdoms fall, the Kingdom of God wins

What “radical” living teaches my kids & church

By Lee Kemp  My kids are like me, they love adventure. People used to ask me, “Is living in a two-bedroom apartment necessary? You are a family of seven. Isn’t this a little too radical? Can’t you live in a nicer neighborhood and just go to Timberline?” But we couldn’t do that. My neighbor is… Continue reading What “radical” living teaches my kids & church

How a vision became Forefront Church

By Lee Kemp  My wife Sarah and I really felt affirmed in our ministry. We had spent eight and a half years working with youth and absolutely loved it. I was also preaching several times a year in our church, which is unusual as a youth pastor. We questioned whether we would go to seminary… Continue reading How a vision became Forefront Church

Planting the Gospel vs. planting a church

By Lee Kemp  It’s the old, worn out elephant wearing the fresh, sparkly tutu. She’s sitting in the room, and we can’t help but notice the mismatched pair. We silently observe that the glittering tutu does nothing to mask the giant, sagging wrinkles of the tired figure wearing it. It doesn’t seem to work. Church… Continue reading Planting the Gospel vs. planting a church

We are Forefront

By Lee Kemp  Today I wanted to introduce you to the beginnings of Forefront church and the pulse of this blog! My heart is that you would experience with us the glorious adventure and sometimes raw struggle that is church planting. The Stirring for Change In November 2012, after 12 years in full-time ministry, my… Continue reading We are Forefront