Ivan Veldhuizen

Teach for Change, Not for Learning

In my last week as pastor of Edinbrook Church (now over four years ago), I reflected on my journey as their pastor over a period of 16 years. I share this truth with you because I’ve been reminded how significant it is.

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Church Planting

Church Planting Spotlight: Jason & Ava Coache

Converge MidAtlantic, on February 26, 2017, will celebrate the birth of Wellspring Church, Toms River, New Jersey. In a population of nearly 100,000, where just under 8 percent have a church home, Jason and Ava Coache saw the need.

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Orlando Mass Shooting

Converge Responds to Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting

Sunday morning the people of Orlando woke up to the disturbing news that our community was the victim of “the worst mass shooting in U.S. history,” which, at the point of this writing, left 50 dead and 53 wounded at a local night club. This...

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Calvary Church, Minnesota

Caring for Haiti: An 18-year partnership

Pernier, Haiti, is a sprawling suburb about 20 minutes outside of the capital, Port-au-Prince. It’s built on a mountain slope and reveals a dramatic economic contrast. The area is dotted with tents and small homes, while on the mountain tops are...

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For Spiritual Misfits

In a wonderful talk entitled "How a Misfit Found Her Voice," author Lidia Yuknavitch tells about her difficult journey as she tried to escape the effects of growing up with a father who was physically, sexually and verbally abusive, enabled by...

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Will Marotti

Converge’s ‘Faster Pastor’ will be running in the Indy 500

You don't want to miss this year's Indy 500. One of our Converge pastors has a car in the top 10. Root for #77! Bob Putman, Converge's director of communications, was able to ask Will Marotti, the faster pastor, a few questions before the big...

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Boston Theological School

Raising up the next generation of leaders in Boston

Marcone Correia left his native country of Brazil to come to the United States in 2000. He already had earned his Master’s of Divinity and knew the Lord was calling him, but he wasn’t sure where. Texas was supposed to be his first stop, but he...

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Converge Church Planting

Is your church like a garage?

I love my garage. When we moved from Arizona to Orlando, I wanted to make sure we bought a house with extra room in the garage. I use my garage to store my car and work on it. We also have an extra freezer, paint, bikes and whole lot...

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Jeff Vanderstelt

Gospel Saturation can’t happen in a building: 5 ways to equip disciples as gospel ministers

Habakkuk 2:14 speaks of a day when “The knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.” That is a saturation pointa time in which everywhere you go, the knowledge...

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Dennis McMains

Every story matters

As I stepped off the plane in Warsaw, Poland, God once again gave me a shot of adrenaline for what was ahead on this ministry trip. Immediately, as I walked through the airport, I saw face after face after face, making eye contact with strangers...

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