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Archive for the ‘Church planting’ Category


The Purpose and DNA of the Church. Posted by Kevin E. Jesmer 10-16-17

The Purpose and DNA of the Church Posted by Kevin E. Jesmer 10-16-17 My wife was going through some old papers and found some information about new membership at Kishwaukee Bible Church (KBC), which we now attend. This was from 2012. I felt it was worth sharing as a reminder of what the core essence […]

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Doing Discipleship and Developing Leaders. Stew @ The Verge Network 6-28-16

Doing Discipleship and Developing Leaders Stew @ The Verge Network  6-28-16 God’s hope for the world is the local church. The local church is His Plan A, and there is no Plan B. God’s agents of implementation are the people of the local church. New believers, volunteers, lay leaders, church staff members, and pastors are […]

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Missionaries Must Build Relationships with an Interim Community.

Missionaries Must Build Relationships with an Interim Community. Kevin e. Jesmer                                                                                                           4-26-16 Nurturing Relationships Is A “Must” For Any Missionary – A Series of Essays by Kevin E. Jesmer (2015-2016) Link to Missionary and Mission Development main page.  In this series we are investigating the different components of a successful cross cultural missionary endeavor. In […]

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“Christians should feel that their church is an original work within their own culture.”

“Christians should feel that their church is an original work within their own culture.” A church plant in Montreal Quebec. Indigenous does not always mean isolated tribes in a far of place. What about thinking of campus ministry as cross cultural ministry that requires application of the same principles? (Kevin Jesmer) Excerpts from Charles Kraft, […]

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The Difference Between Closed and Open System Churches.

The Difference Between Closed and Open System Churches. By Kevin E. Jesmer                                                                                                            3-26-16 “When you get to heaven you will not complain of the way by which the Lord brought you.” John Newton. Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according […]

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Why these Americans are ‘done’ with church, but not with God. By Harry Bruinius. 12-19-2015.

Why these Americans are ‘done’ with church, but not with God. Link to original article (A short aside by Kevin E. Jesmer 12-20-15.  This is  not part of the article.) I am not advocating not going to church. I am totally for church participation. But we need to know what millions of people are thinking […]

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7 Principles for Church Planting According to the New Testament Pattern. BISHOP JOSEPH MATTERA 2-2015

7 Principles for Church Planting According to the New Testament Pattern. BISHOP JOSEPH MATTERA 2-2015  Link to original article I recently spent some quality time with one of the best church planters in a particular city. In just a few years he has planted almost 10 campuses or extensions of the original church he started almost […]

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Understanding The Roles of Those Who Build Up The Church- 6-8-15

       Understanding The Roles of Those Who Build Up The Church Written by Kevin E. Jesmer                                                                                            6-8-15 Inspired by the leadership teaching of Pastor Stephen Leston of KBC Acts 6:6-7, “6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God continued to increase, […]

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Characteristics of Christian Movements That Move Forward, Last And Have A Global Impact.

Characteristics of Christian Movements That Move Forward, Last And Have A Global Impact. Ephesians 2:19-21:                                                                           Kevin E. Jesmer  3-5-15 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus […]

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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1 by john Pavlovitz 8-15-14

Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You.  Part 1  by john Pavlovitz 8-15-14  WalkingAway            Link to original article Being on the other side of the Exodus sucks, don’t it? I see the panic on your face, Church. I know the internal terror as you see the statistics and hear the stories […]

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