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Reaching Native Americans

Reaching Native Americans

In the United States, there are currently fewer than five Native American focused PCA churches, and yet, out of the five million Natives in our country, 90% are not believers by their own admission. Woodlands Gathering is one of two such churches that are led by...

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From Consumers to Participants: Tyler and Lis Smith

Having been part of two different church plants, Tyler and Lis Smith, members at Grace+Peace, saw their mindset shift from thinking about what a church offers them to how they can actively participate in building the church community. “In a church plant, it’s not...

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Being Born Again: Rob and Amber Noland

God has been working in the lives and the marriage of Rob and Amber Noland, members of Grace + Peace, in breathtaking ways over the last year and a half. With a thorough understanding of theology, Reformed teaching, and the Bible, Rob thought he knew everything there...

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Rural & Minority: Part of Our Strategic Plan

With a desire to fulfill the Great Commission, one piece of our strategic plan focuses on two particular types of church plants: rural and minority-focused. Along with suburban plants and revitalization efforts, we are planting three churches in rural areas and three...

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The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

Church Revitalization & Health Here are several resources that may interest church members and leaders alike who care about church health. From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church - Harry Reeder, senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church,...

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Events & Outreach Highlights

Events & Outreach Highlights

As our church plants open their doors to community members, seeking to welcome newcomers while continuing to build community within their core groups, many have planned and hosted events. Here are some recent highlights, from fellowship events to prayer gatherings....

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Pausing to Praise, & Looking Forward

Pausing to Praise, & Looking Forward

New years are not just times for new resolutions - they are times to remember the previous year. They act as a sort of temporal ebeneezer for Christians when we pause to thank the Lord for his faithfulness. Here are just a few highlights from the Lord’s work through...

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Weathering a Year of COVID-19

Weathering a Year of COVID-19

Mosaic Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN 2020 was full of an array of challenges for church planters, from the pandemic to the politically charged atmosphere of a presidential election. Hear from Greg Baney, church planting pastor at Woodlands Gathering in Soddy Daisy,...

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Four Myths About Church Planting

Four Myths About Church Planting

Four Myths About Church Planting   The Tennessee Valley Presbytery is in the midst of planting 20 churches in 10 years. We rejoice to see how God has provided resources to multiply churches in this region already that are true to the reformed faith and committed...

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Why Church Planting: An Interview with Hutch Garmany

Why Church Planting: An Interview with Hutch Garmany   “One of the things you should realize is that before a church plant particularizes, and even before it begins public worship, it is in a very unique season,” says Hutch Garmany, pastor of Grace Community...

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