An exam for potential church planters (3)

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…

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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

Fighting the urge to reinvent the wheel in ministry

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

Covered up: the struggle of every church planter and believer

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

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