Acts 29

How Acts 29 Survived—and Thrived—After the Collapse of Mars Hill

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, writing for the Gospel Coalition:

On the whole, the transition hasn’t been easy, and “those in the U.S. networks need to be applauded for their humility and patience as the feel of the family has really changed for them,” said Ross Lester, former Acts 29 network director for southern Africa. “The fruit is obvious, though. Acts 29 is now truly becoming a diverse and global family and it feels that way.”

The “chest thumping” and “fist bumping” are gone, replaced with “cross-cultural fondness, affection, and warm embrace,” he said. “I truly believe that the organization is healthier than it has ever been, and is well-positioned for ongoing advance across the globe.”

This article is best summarized by a quote from Ryan Kwon, a church planter in San Francisco: "It’s a story worth knowing. Because it’s not Acts 29’s story; it’s God’s story.”

Acts 29 Church Planting Statistics

Bob Thune on Acts 29 assessment statistics from 2006–2012:

So the Acts 29 Network has traditionally invested most of its time and energy into identifying, assessing, and training called and qualified men to plant fruitful churches. Since 2006, we’ve used a carefully built and rigorously maintained assessment process to “guard the gate” into church planting leadership. A recent audit of that process revealed the following data, which may be of interest to other geeky leaders like me who enjoy metrics:

Read the full post to see the stats.

 



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