Reaching the Campus of Western Michigan University

By Norm Byers

An area wide ministry to college students with it's epicenter at Western Michigan University is in full swing.  Northbridge Church of Kalamazoo (Ray Brandon) recently launched Northbridge University Church or UChurch for short as an extension of Northbridge’s Sunday services for students on campus.   

UChurch says up front exactly what they are… a church ministry and sets itself apart...

Charting the Course - Ignite 2015

By Paul Urban

On March 23-26, over 30 Michigan Church Planters and spouses gathered at Cornerstone Church in Chandler, Arizona for this year’s Converge Ignite Conference.  It was our largest contingent ever from Michigan!  The theme of Ignite was “Identity” and throughout the conference we were inspired, challenged and encouraged regarding our identity as followers of Christ,...

Church Plant's Use of Star Wars Goes Viral

By Jon Herron

I love Star Wars.  Using the popular films as a parable for unpacking the historical Christmas story made sense to me.  Little did I know that the national news media would take our outreach idea viral!

When I first heard over 12 months ago about The Force Awakens being released around Christmas 2015, I immediately knew we should take a risk and jump:  with everyone talking about Star Wars, it would...

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