Gene Mims, Senior Pastor of The Gathering and Catalyst of the Local Center in Nashville, Tennessee, gives his insight on discipleship. As a church planter, he was burdened to start a discipleship group that delved deep into the lives of his church members. The spiritual growth that they experienced led to new leaders being raised up to carry on the mission of making new disciples.
Jimmy Carroll, LCN President and Donnie Williams, Lifepointe Church, share how LCN and Stadia partner together to help church planters across the country. Everything from forming a management team to fundraising and site selection, Stadia is here to help sharpen the vision of the church planter. Stadia works to connect church planters with a group of churches who desire to help and fund a church plant. Stadia is one of several church planting organizations that LCN partners with to provide the support and coaching church planters need as they follow God’s calling to make disciples.
Alan Hirsch, Founder of 100 Movements, 5Q Collective and Forge Mission Training Network, encourages pastors to incorporate core practices into their ministry. Instead of focusing on core values that appeal to our minds, what if we turned those values into core practices that are embodied in our daily lives? Practices set a culture. We can take actions that create a new mindset.
Jimmy Carroll, LCN President and Matt Fry, C3 Church, share how LCN and ARC have partnered in church planting. ARC (Association of Related Churches) is a non-denominational church planting organization that works to assess, support and equip church planters nationwide.
Matthew Walton, pastor of The Passage Church in Knightdale, NC, shares how LCN has helped him in his ministry. With so many things going on in our lives and our ministries, it can be easy for disciple-making to get lost in the shuffle. LCN and its Local Centers can help you prioritize and emphasize disciple-making in all aspects of your ministry. Set aside one day a month to attend a Local Center meeting where you can connect with other pastors as well as receive care and coaching.