Category Archives: Church-Planting

Led by the Spirit

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Whether an area conference or an established congregation is planning to start new churches, or working on church revitalization or church growth, I believe that either approach requires us to be … Continue reading

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A Get Together in my House

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) After a long day of traveling, I needed to stop by a grocery store and purchase some food. Right next to the black beans aisle there was Hector, a store employee … Continue reading

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A Natural Activity of Every Healthy Church

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) I am a passionate believer in church multiplication and church planting, whether the church uses the attractional or the missional model. However, in terms of effectiveness, going to the community is best, … Continue reading

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Rediscovering public places! (Luke 10:1-12)

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) To lay a clear foundation for Missional Church, is to affirm that the Father sent Jesus, the Son sent the Holy Spirit and this Triune God has sent the Church. Brisco in … Continue reading

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Are You the One?

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Contrary to the idea that the “Church” is vanishing, I believe that evangelism plays a key role in church planting and church growth, they both contribute to the revitalization of the church. … Continue reading

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It all starts with a prayer…

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister, Texas-Based What is the first thing you do when you plant a church? Allow me to share a quick snapshot about church planting in relation to the personal and factual questions at hand. … Continue reading

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It is risky business…

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-based) Sometimes, it seems like the more sophisticated and scientifically advanced we become, the less we believe that God is at work through demonstrations of power, love and grace, and to top it … Continue reading

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The Cross… Hope and Challenge

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) It is in the midst of the turbulent times that we live in, filled with violence, darkness and sentiments of racism and racial profiling, just to name a few, that I found … Continue reading

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True greatness

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While visiting and worshiping at a local Mennonite church in the Houston area, I was deeply moved by a young boy’s attitude and service, who I will call Carlitos. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Lord, who are you?

    by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) I found myself reading and meditating on Acts 9:1-20 where Saul’s conversion experience is disclosed. So far, he has been persecuting the young church, however, everything is about to change! This text … Continue reading

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