Christ Hold Fast is a Law & Gospel collective of creative contributors, dedicated to proclaiming to people how Christ remains faithful even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13). They provide a voice for Christians who are both Sinner & Saint (Romans 7:15-25). They promote the bad news that you are a greater sinner than you think (Isaiah 64:6-7) and the good news that Christ is a greater savior than you can imagine (Romans 5:6-11). And get this… He will never let you go (Hebrews 13:5-6). Christ Hold Fast offers an annual national conference and regional CHF City Events.
Desiring God exists to say... God's ultimate goal is to glorify himself. And that's good news. Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. Desiring God provides God-centered resources from the ministry of John Piper, who is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. John is the author of more than 30 books and more than 25 years of his preaching and teaching is available free online.
The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. TGC believes gospel–centered ministry is characterized by: empowered corporate worship, evangelistic effectiveness, counter–cultural community, the integration of faith and work, and he doing of justice and mercy. Such a balance will produce churches with winsome and theologically substantial preaching, dynamic evangelism and apologetics, and church growth and church planting.
ARC is an association of relational churches working with church planters, church leaders, and churches in transition to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. ARC has ready resources for brand new plants and for churches already underway.
Ed Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Ed is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine and Catalyst Monthly, serves on the advisory council of Sermon Central and Christianity Today's Building Church Leaders, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He also serves on the Church Services Team at the International Mission Board. Ed's primary role is Vice President of Research and Ministry Development for LifeWay Christian Resources.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and one of the largest seminaries in the world. Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.” Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the SBC.
Christianity Today magazine provides evangelical thought leaders a sense of community, coherence, and direction through thoughtful, biblical commentary on issues and through careful, caring reporting of the news. Christianity Today continues as a leader in providing informative editorial on current events, news from a Christian perspective, Christian doctrine, issues, and trends.
Churchplanters.com was founded in 2006 and has quickly grown to one of the largest church planting organizations in North America. It exists to give church planters and church planting leaders permission to do what it takes to reach people who are disconnected from Christ and the church. Churchplanters.com is a ministry of Mountain Lake Church. It has been our experience that there are a set of leadership practices for church planters that make all the difference in the world when it comes to planting and developing a healthy reproducible church.
Church Planting Wives is a blog for either future or current church planters' wives. My hope is that this will be a source of encouragement, support and training for you. In my opinion, we are pretty much ignored as a group. There are tons of resources out there for our husbands, but not many for us. We are a unique group of women, with unique challenges and joys. Please leave and read comments from other wives. The more input from YOU, the better!
At ChurchPlanting.com we aim to equip and encourage church planters who are aimed at winning others into relationship with Christ. We seek to figure out how to win large numbers of people into relationship with Christ in communities of various sizes all around the world. We will learn how to think outwardly as local churches so we can mobilize for strategy and action. Bloggers include a Who’s Who list from the Church Planting World comprised of coaches and authors. These are people who think beyond typical conventions and who are interested in seeing lots of people won into relationship with Christ through church planting.