Category Archives: Church-Planting

Turning the world upside down / Trastornando al mundo

Turning the world upside down by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reflecting on Acts 17, I remembered a song that emphasizes Jesus as the God of the poor and the marginalized, the God who works at the … Continue reading

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It was shocking! / ¡Fue impactante!

It was shocking! by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) As a first-generation immigrant, I find Cornelius’ experience shocking, intriguing, challenging and hopeful (Acts 10:44-46 NRSV).  It looked like a culturally and religiously shocking experience! This is how I … Continue reading

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What’s Our Message? / ¿Cuál es nuestro mensaje?

What’s Our Message?     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) In a recent conversation with some friends, we reflected on our preaching – the nature and content of the message. In addition, we asked, how are we living … Continue reading

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A Conversation Over Coffee / Conversaciones Disfrutando un Cafecito

by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) We just wanted to have a conversation over Cuban coffee. At least, this was the original intention, but it seemed that God had other plans for us. As soon pastor Damian and I … Continue reading

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Inviting Jesus to the Table! / ¡Invitando a Jesús a la Mesa!

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While reading and reflecting on Mark 6, the missionary discourse of the sending of the twelve, it took me back in time to revisit a church planting experience. As I recall it, … Continue reading

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Proclamar el evangelio, es proclamar a Jesucristo

By Byron Pellecer En las últimas semanas he estado reflexionando sobre la carta de Pablo a los romanos. Me he impresionado en gran manera la experiencia de la conversión y compromiso de Pablo con la Gran Comisión. Son convicciones son … Continue reading

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Indwelt by the Spirit / Revestido por el Espíritu

Indwelt by the Spirit      by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) I was reflecting on Cornelius’ conversion and Holy Spirit experience as narrated in Acts 10. It seems like everybody who was at his house listening the word … Continue reading

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Missionary Work / Obra Misionera

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Through practice and experience, I have learned that every church plant is completely different. My church planting work in South Florida, in Virginia and in Kansas were completely different, from geography, … Continue reading

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How are we experiencing church growth?

How are we experiencing church growth?      by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) There are all kinds of expectations and assumptions for how ministry should be observed in an established congregation. Church plant initiatives are not immune to … Continue reading

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Making New Friends / Haciendo Nuevos Amigos

Making New Friends      by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister, Texas-Based Several years ago, while walking and praying around the neighborhood in Wichita, KS, I stopped at a local café. I was submerged in my reading, “The Art of … Continue reading

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