TAG: WORLD IMPACT


Prodigal Father: I Went to Skid Row to Find Him

I grew up in a two-parent household until I was in the 2nd grade. My father was my world. He was a business owner and entrepreneur. He had his own roofing company and took care of my mother, younger sister and I on his income. BY PETE WATTS He was a very bright man. He was highly intelligent and had an impeccable memory for things. I remember a time when he...

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Stadia: Every Child To Experience Love of Jesus Through a Local Church

Stadia, a national church planting organization that places children as a priority, is working on its tenth collaborative church plant in the Los Angeles area, said executive Nathan Hawkins. “I get to visit a lot of great cities and there’s something unique about Los Angeles,” said Hawkins during a recent Together LA Facebook Live video stream (below). “I do believe it’s an epicenter of culture. It’s a place where people...

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Empowering Urban Christian Leaders

Empowering Urban Christian LeadersTeach for transformation and dynamic ministry Understand faith formation ( how faith develops from infancy to adulthood) Learn how to develop Community Development CorporationsPastors, teachers, and Urban Christian Leaders has God ever given you a vision for a strong educational program at church? Has he given you a vision for a community center, school, affordable housing or businesses? Well, here is your opportunity to learn and develop your...

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Educators Symposium – World Impact Pilgrimage

World Impact Pilgrimage: A sacred journey to urban Los Angeles to worship, listen, and reflect together on what God is doing among us in our city. We will join World Impact’s missionaries and churches for Sunday worship, share a meal together, watch and discuss a documentary, and partake in a Cultural Foray. It will be a full day immersion and interaction with our local missionaries and their churches to see...

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The Reality of Urban Church Planting: Fear and Faith

There’s something different about someone who acts on their deepest desire to impact lives, ultimately leaving them feeling both vulnerable and fulfilled in their own life. That is the heart of a church planting pastor. There is a certain level of uncertainty to planting something that is counter-cultural to the current state of society. As an urban church planter, there have been times of great joy and extreme lows. Church planting...

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Urban Ministry, Church Planting Leaders Answer the ‘What Can I Do?’ Question

Simply discussing the problems and issues facing America today, even from a Christian perspective, is not enough, said the leaders of two national organizations that recently announced a partnership to plant churches in Los Angeles, New York, and everywhere in between. “We really don’t have to look much farther than social media and news outlets [to see] everything going on in our culture — the racism, the injustice…,” said Jeff...

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Church Planting Vision Trip Inside Los Angeles

Stadia wants to give you a front row view of urban church planting in action. Come spend time with us and World Impact in Los Angeles as we experience what God is doing through new urban churches. Get an up-close perspective of how the partnership works and how you can join us! To make this Urban Church Planting Vision Trip as accessible as possible, we’re covering food and accommodations. During this...

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Stadia and World Impact Offer Urban Church Planting Vision Trips To LA, NYC

The national and global church-planting group, Stadia, wants to give Christian leaders and potential leaders “a front row view of urban church planting in action” at vision trips planned for Los Angeles (Aug. 15-17) and New York City (Sept. 19-21). “Come spend time with us and World Impact as we experience what God is doing through new urban churches,” Stadia’s Urban Church Planting Vision Trips organizers said. “Get an up-close...

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World Impact’s Urban Church Assoc Develops Trust and Unity

The office of Pastor can be compared to having children, it can be a wonderful experience but it can leave you with a few gray hairs. The calling of pastors is one that is typically approached with honor and an awareness that the work of the office has a lot to do with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is something that pastors need but the other thing that is...

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Urban Church Planter: First, What Does the City Need?

To truly be an urban pastor planting an urban church one must first get to know the broken parts of the city, said Pastor Cedric Nelms of Chosen Generation Church in Long Beach, during a panel discussion about Los Angeles. PART TWO – CEDRIC NELMS “We are very diverse here in our city and I think the best way for us to come together is to be able to plant transformational...

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