Kids shining the Light lead Jehovah’s Witness out of darkness

By Anthony Banks / When they saw the way we were serving and knocking on doors to pray with them, they testified, “Nobody has ever done things like you are doing.”

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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

The struggle is real to be authentic

By Lee Kemp  My family just had pictures made, and it made me think of authenticity. You might look at our family photo and think “Aw what a cute family!” but when we took these photos, I was threatening my kids to behave so that they would look nice! We—church planters—care about image just like… Continue reading The struggle is real to be authentic

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