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Parks to Plants and Our Upcoming Conference: Church in Hard Places

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In line with our Parks to Plants vision to see more churches planted near Summer OFF parks in coming years, we are teaming up with 20schemes and Acts 29 to host a conference this April: Church in Hard Places....

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What's Ahead in 2018

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Here's what we are looking forward to at the Philip Center in 2018. ...

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The Philip Center's 2017 in Review

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We are grateful for all the ways God has shown his faithfulness to us this past year. Here are some of the highlights from 2017. ...

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Why Give to the Philip Center?


You want to invest in something you are passionate about, and you want to invest in something that is strategic. The Philip Center may be the place for both. ...

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Gospel for Me, Gospel for You: Repentance Stories

As you share the Gospel, share your own ongoing stories of repentance....

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Summer OFF 2014: Two Weeks In


Our Summer OFF intern shares a mid-summer update from what is happening in the three parks and beyond. ...

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5 Reasons Churches Struggle with Evangelism

1. Evangelism Deflates 2. Sin and Disunity Weakens Evangelism 3. Churches Often Lack Evangelism Leadership 4. Evangelism in Hard 5. Weak Theology Can't Support Robust Evangelism There's a lot of talk these days about how fun and easy evangelism is. It makes me wonder if we "doth protest too much." If it really were fun and easy, I'm not sure we'd be saying so. ("Hey k...

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Why We Are Switching to "Who Will Be King" for Summer OFF 2014

For Summer OFF 2014, we are switching to Who Will Be King. Here's why....

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ReBlog: If All Religions Are True, Then God is Cruel

I read this post with particular interest for two reasons: I like Most, the movie. We recommend it on our Top Ten page. More importantly, I'm interested in the discussion about inclusivism and exlusivism. It's a long-running debate about whether a person needs to know Christ explicitly and profess belief in Him for salvation. The alternative is that salvation can be found ...

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ReBlog: Saving Eutychus, book review

I've read Saving Eutychus twice, and refer to it often. I was born a boring speaker and I need it! But it's an important book for all who care about the preaching of the gospel. We highly recommend it. "Gospel preaching demands that the preacher understand that the message of the Bible is the message of the gospel, from Genesis to Revelation. Therefore, the preacher's abi...

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ReBlog: The Bible in American Life

"Less than half of those who read the Bible in the past year sought help in understandingit. Among those who did, clergy were their top source; the Internet was the least citedsource." I was surprised by that. Are you? I would have expected that people would go to the internet more than to a clergy member. Maybe that indicates that pastors have more opportunities than we ...

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Following East of Scotland Conference

We're excited to follow a conference in Edinburgh, put on by East of Scotland Gospel Partnership alongside 20Schemes. The speakers include Mez McConnel, who was just here for our conference, Matt Chandler of Village Church, Steve Timmis and others. Check out the conference here....

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Partnership in Germany

The Philip Center is grateful for a chance to work with the LEAP Network in Germany. Our new ministry partner, Benjamin Rudolph, is the director of the ministry. His task is to revitalize the evangelistic arm of Janz Team a ministry started in the 1950s in Germany and Western Europe. We've been Skyping for months, praying together and sharing ideas. And he's introduced me...

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Revisiting Thom Rainer's "Insights from the Unchurched"

Expository preaching and theological depth are not a turn-off. Preach the Word, do the work of an evangelist....

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