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Join Us for The Gathering: Northeast Regional Worship Conference

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Hosted by Covenant Fellowship Church, The Gathering: Northeast is a worship conference that seeks to equip pastors, worship leaders, musicians, and anyone who wants to grow in worshiping God. Our goal will be to understand better how the gospel is the heart of our gatherings and how we can ensure people leave our times together with a greater love for God’s glory in ...

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How the Invisible God Makes His Love Visible

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At last week’s Church Planting Retreat, I shared some musings from 1 John 4:19–21. My hope for these reflections is to help us be a people who join God’s mission by loving one another in such a way that we reflect to a watching world the love of God that we’ve received in Christ. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,...

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How God Helped Our Church Planting Group Retreat

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For three days last week, I led a retreat for Sovereign Grace’s National Church Planting Group. After adding Jeremy Oddy to our mix, this group also includes Andy Farmer, Mike Seaver, Chris Daukas, Ricky Alcantar, and Greg Dietrich. This morning, I sent this great team an email summarizing what God did among us during our time together. I have excerpted part of that...

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Snapshots of Pastors College Graduates: Bruce Chick

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Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you a series of snapshots—brief glimpses into the lives of men who have attended the Pastors College. It is most encouraging to hear how that experience has shaped them and how it is now serving them in their ministry roles in Sovereign Grace churches. As we look forward to next year, please pray with us that the Lo...

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Help Us Translate Worship Matters into Spanish!

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The blog post below was originally published on the Worship Matters blog on November 24, 2014. However, I wanted you to see this post here on our Plant & Build blog because this is an important project that I would ask you to prayerfully consider supporting. Here’s why: Translating Worship Matters into Spanish not only serves the broader body of Christ, it is als...

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Celebrating God’s Faithfulness in 2014

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As most of us do this time of year, I’ve spent some time reflecting on 2014. As I’ve pondered this past year, these verses from Psalm 111 came to mind: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has...

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Notable Books for Pastors in 2014

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One thing is certain: You are a different person today than you were at the beginning of the year because of something you read. If you’re a pastor, that means you think, worship, teach, and counsel differently. Much is at stake in the books we choose to read. Because of this, last year I posted a list of significant books of 2013 for pastors. As this year comes to ...

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15 Gems from Worship Matters

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Even though Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters primarily for worship leaders, the rest of us can certainly benefit from this book too. Current and future pastors can appreciate his care for a solid biblical theology of worship. Church members can appreciate what their leaders think and pray through in order to serve the church week in and week out. Even unbelievers can app...

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Prepare Him Room Q&A

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We are excited to announce that there is a new Christmas album from Sovereign Grace Music called Prepare Him Room. There are some other exciting resources accompanying the album (by the same name): a family devotional and a classroom curriculum. Marty Machowski wrote the devotional and curriculum while Bob Kauflin partnered with him by overseeing the creation of the ...

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An Open Letter to Members of Sovereign Grace Churches

Dear Friends, On September 22, Maryland’s highest appellate court denied the plaintiffs’ request for the court to review the lower appellate court’s dismissal of the civil lawsuit that was brought against Sovereign Grace in October 2012. The dismissal of this case is a significant moment for everyone involved, and may be the subject of much conversation ...

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