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.”
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 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 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
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
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