By Andrew Munneke / This is the third in a series of blogs to discern if you’re called, gifted, and able to be a church planter. Here are a few important questions you’ll want to answer…
By Andrew Munneke / In my last blog I addressed the question, “How do you know if you’re qualified to be a church planter?” Now let’s look at your gifting.
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 Sometimes churches start a ministry that already exists in the community. Other times, a ministry stops working but continues to be the focus of many churches. Why? Are we competing with other churches? Are we just doing for the sake of doing? People have asked me about Forefront’s ministry, like when our… Continue reading Fighting the urge to reinvent the wheel in ministry
By Lee Kemp Pulling from a saying in the military, as a church planter I sometimes feel that I am greatly behind enemy lines. Church planters are trying to advance the Kingdom of God with the Gospel, and we are doing everything we can to take back territory that we believe is God’s. Inevitably, we… Continue reading Covered up: the struggle of every church planter and believer
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