A community of strangers

By Andrew Munneke / Communities & worldviews that mimic those of the church are growing, but those who truly claim Jesus as Lord are being pushed to the margins of our culture. Is there hope for the true church, and the world, as we steadily move toward exile?

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?

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

Between Sundays: why churches fail or succeed

By Lee Kemp  Why is Sunday to Sunday important as a church planter? Well, it’s just like a football team. As a youth pastor, I was fortunate to be around Greenwood High School football, coached by one of the soon-to-be hall-of-famers, Rick Jones. What has made him successful, just like every other leader I’ve observed,… Continue reading Between Sundays: why churches fail or succeed