start a church

10 Ways to Get Involved in Starting a Church

When it comes to supporting or getting involved in church planting, don’t be afraid of what your imagination can dream. There is no right or wrong way to support church planting. Below are 10 great ways to be involved:

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The Black/White Conversation

On June 27, Church Strengthening director Bruce Hopler shared the pulpit with Diversity Director Robin Holland in Holland’s Aurora, Colorado church. Their topic? What each, as a pastor, has learned from the other’s culture.

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He Sees Your Sighs

It's the end of summertime and you plan a fun day for your family. You envision all the laughter and bonding that will take place. You'll get some great pictures to post on Facebook and at the end of the day will be overflowing with sweet...

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New Books from Converge Authors (Fall 2016)


Doing Bible Interpretation!, by Larry Caldwell

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South Side Initiative

Newest Church Planters take on Chicago’s South Side

Duane and Sauda Porter dream of a different Chicago. They are planting on a church on the city’s south side, known for gun violence and a high...

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West End Community Church

Raised to New Life: A Church Plant's First Baptism

We had been working hard all day to put on a kids outreach program at Bucklin Park, and everyone was pretty tired. We had a two-hour break to rest before we had to start setting up for our highly publicized outdoor concert and movie night, so...

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Texas Flooding

Converge responds to Louisiana and Texas flooding

With 13 people killed and $30 million in damage to more than 40,000 homes, Louisiana is struggling to recover from historic flooding. Likewise, when the powerful storm switched direction, it hit hard in the Greater Houston, Texas, area. Hundreds...

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5 Ways to Minister to an Unbelieving Parent

Don sat, closed his eyes and breathed the fresh air. Although the worn-out bench was hard and uncomfortable, it was his soul that felt splintered and tattered. He had spent the morning in a Bulgarian orphanage, laughing, playing and singing with...

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The Timothy Initiative

Nepal: From an American Pastor’s Eyes

From July 20-30, 2016, pastor Scott Wilson traveled with 10 other Converge MidAmerica pastors to Nepal with ...

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