Church planting is a commandment. We are all called to ‘go’ and it can look different for each member of the Body of Christ. Jackson Mantz shares his story of planting a church from the perspective of an intern.
Our churches today are filled with single people in all stages of life; college students, young adults, middle-aged, and seasoned adults. Many of them have felt the weight of their singleness in a variety of ways throughout their lives. As church leaders we should create space for the singles and invite them into those spaces.
Proclaiming God’s Word is a serious task and one that requires much. If you are preparing to teach God’s Word, here are a few things to consider and practice from a seasoned Pastor.
Pastoring a church with a co-lead can be a great blessing for the pastors, staff, and church. Sharing the responsibilities and bringing more strengths and gifts to the table is healthy. How do we protect this?
Last April, Student Ministries from churches across the Citylight Family came together for the first Student Retreat held at Camp Rivercrest outside of Omaha. Students, leaders and volunteers from seven churches (Fort Collins, Bennington, South Lincoln, Council Bluffs, West Council Bluffs, Omaha Midtown, Omaha West) gathered for worship, large group sessions, small group discipleship with fun activities and games. As a Family we celebrate God and His faithfulness and new mercy as He continues to draw His people to Him and to His Body.
As God multiplies His church and in our Family, one thing that we need to be mindful of is to have facilities that help facilitate long-term ministry. When a church has an opportunity to acquire a property, it creates a long-term home base to do Gospel ministry.
When Providence Church was planted in 2017, God was calling them to a location and to a group of women that was unexpected and a Kingdom blessing to all.
The Citylight Family mission is to multiply disciples and churches. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with and support the next plant in Greeley, Colorado with Salt Church Greeley!
When Citylight was in it’s early days, we asked the Lord to do far more than we could ever imagine. We also prayed to the Lord to build His Church.
Over ten years ago, God stirred my husband’s heart a desire to plant a church. I was much slower in getting this desire to plant, but as usual, God was patient and continually nudged my heart to prepare me for this next adventure. He’s also provided wonderful co-leaders!