Church Planting


Church Planting Is in Our DNA

As I’ve been going through this planting season of my life, God continually humbles me with reminders that He is the Master Builder at the head of Commission Church. In the short time that we’ve been holding preview services, our church has had visitors from another church plant that is just starting out, as well as youth leaders who desire to revitalize their home church ministries.

One Body, One Vision

The Friday before our first preview service, the core team gathered at Pastor Dave’s house for a prayer meeting. We went around and shared what we were thankful for. Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly), everyone’s response was some version of how this church plant has blessed them, given them hope and purpose, and fulfilled a calling to be missional.

Praise Series: Conflict Redeemed

In his account of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah warned against outside discouragement and internal division (Nehemiah 5). Both are strategies that Satan uses to oppose the work of God.

The last few weeks has seen an intense ramping up of planning for upcoming servant evangelism projects and our three preview services. Our last couple core group meetings have lasted well into late Sunday afternoons, and the planning continues into the week in the form of emails, phone calls, texts, and more meetings.

Mighty Men and Women

Nehemiah had many people who helped him rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3). The project could not have succeeded without faithful and committed builders. As I told my wife one day after devotions, “Honey, we need to pray for mighty men and women to join the core group.” Since then, we have been praying, “Lord please bring to us mighty men and women to build this church.”

Introducing, Our Logo

We’ve been struggling with finding an image that will embody what Commission Church stands for, and be simple, unique, and instantly recognizable. We wanted something that would look good in monochromatic printing (for when we can only print in grayscale), and that would look good as an icon for our online presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).