Nova’s story

In this article, Nova Musafiri, a refugee who settled in Canada, tells his story. I left my country in April 1993 because of security issues: students were arrested, beaten to death and tortured because of a dictatorial regime, which reigned for over 30 years. I did not have a choice, but had to escape in … Continue reading "Nova’s story" Read the article

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Here’s what renewal looks like

This article is from Regional Pastor Rick Shallenberger. Rick works with pastors and congregations in the upper Midwest and also serves as a contributing editor for Equipper. GCI has two chartered churches in Cincinnati, Ohio. Christ Community Church (CCC) on the east side is pastored by George Hart, and Christ Fellowship Church (CFC) on the west … Continue reading "Here’s what renewal looks like" Read the article

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Recommended discipleship resource

This article is from Calvin Simon who pastors New Creation Community Church, GCI’s congregation in Norfolk, Virginia. As a pastor, I’m always on the lookout for resources to use in discipling people in the way of Jesus. Our congregation wanted a monthly discipleship class, so we started by studying the GCI booklet, The God Revealed … Continue reading "Recommended discipleship resource" Read the article

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Ministry rhythms that lead to renewal

This article is from Heber Ticas, senior pastor at Comunión De Gracia, GCI’s Sun Valley, California, congregation. Heber also is the national coordinator for GCI-USA Church Multiplication Ministries. As I write this, I’m enjoying 80 degree weather here in Southern California. We’ve been having summer weather in the middle of winter for two months—it seems entirely out … Continue reading "Ministry rhythms that lead to renewal" Read the article

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FaithTalk equipper: resources for fellowship groups

This article is from regional pastor Randy Bloom. In GCI we have a vision for all kinds of churches for all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Some of our smaller congregations have realized that they are most effectively positioned to contribute to the realization of this vision by utilizing a fellowship group … Continue reading "FaithTalk equipper: resources for fellowship groups" Read the article

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What is a fellowship group?

Recently, Greg Williams emailed all GCI-USA primary pastoral leaders to notify them that CAD has published a new version of the Church Administration Manual, which defines three types of GCI-USA congregations: non-chartered fellowship groups, chartered fellowship groups, and chartered churches. The two fellowship group types apply to congregations averaging less than 15 people in worship service … Continue reading "What is a fellowship group?" Read the article

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