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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Wear Orange

Wear Orange Sunday: The value of identifying with persecuted Christians

As I look out at our church family wearing orange T-shirts, I feel both joy and great sorrow. We are intentionally identifying with the persecuted church around the world. I’m proud of this bunch. In a...

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Genesis Church

An alcoholic finds God and a job in a church plant

Mike Gee was losing control. He was hiding his alcohol use from his family and his wife to be. When they were together, he’d go into the kitchen to sneak a drink. He wouldn’t let her see. He resigned from his teaching job of 10 years because he...

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One by One Haiti

Milande's Wedding: A child sponsorship comes full circle

In 2005 Tim Hvidsten was on his way back to Haiti to meet with 6-year-old Rudia Joseph, the girl he sponsored, and to do some construction at Melchizedek Baptist School. While on that trip he met a dozen of the top high school students. Eleven...

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Church Health

5 states of church health

Converge Church Strengthening is a work in progress. We asked three Converge leaders to tell us where it's headed. 

>>> What are the five states of church health?

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Converge + Exponential

Why attend Exponential?

Exponential East is here. And it’s sold out. I am looking forward to spending the week with 5000 church planters, pastors and leaders sold out to Jesus and his church.

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How to keep your childlike faith

I’ve noticed that my spiritual progression often reflects my age progression. Here’s what I mean — as I grow older as an adult…

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develop leaders

How to stay mentally tough in the midst of ministry chaos

I don’t know about you, but I am finding I need to work harder these days to maintain a healthy attitude. 

The chaos of this worldfrom terrorism to politics and natural disasters to human crueltycan be so...

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Building bridges

These are amazing times that we are living in. As we work to better understand one another, let us not discount all of the progress that has brought us to this point in time. Our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and our reconciliation with...

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New books from Converge authors (Spring 2016)

Build Deep: Developing a Transformational Culture in Your Church, by Steve Smith

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