Church Planting Articles

Your Attitude: Sarcastic or Sacred

By Gary Rohrmayer

We have all been victims of a sarcastic jab.  On the other side we have all at some time in our lives used sarcasm in our conversations. 

What is Sarcasm? 
So what is sarcasm? The Greek meaning of the word sarcasm is “to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer.” Merriam-Webster definition is “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to...

Business Man Turned Church Planter

By Allison Hurtado

Aaron Story and his wife Carrie were part of the team that launched Heartland Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2001. Carrie was hired to start the church’s Adventureland Childcare, and Aaron worked to make it profitable. At the time, he was a division manager for a large company and also using his skills for the church. Then founding pastor Darryn Scheske asked Story to be his first full-...

Indiana Church Plant Buys Building!

By Jeff Mikels

Back in October of 2005, my wife Jen and I had become convinced that God was leading us to start a new church in Lafayette. We drove down here from Chicago with our two little kids to visit some neighborhoods and to find ourselves a place to live. We weren’t planning to move until January, but we knew that since this was the town where God was calling us, and since this was a mission that we...


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