Category Archives: Church-Planting

Building a Social Capital of Relationships

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) I am constantly reminded that faith makes impossible things possible and not necessarily easy. Therefore, I expect challenges not only in my life and ministry but specially in church planting. Among … Continue reading

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Missio Dei Sounds

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-based)  The Nativity story in the accounts of Luke 2:8-20 not only reminded me of my younger days, but it posed a challenge too. Furthermore, it connected me with my “Come … Continue reading

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Public Witnessing

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) As a church planter and pastor, I have found inspiration, challenge, and direction in the book of Acts, especially in Paul’s missionary trips and the Upper Room as the ‘headquarters’ for equipping … Continue reading

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New Management

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) While living and planting a church in Wichita, Kansas my wife and I decided to go out to get a glance of the city and to run some errands. After a … Continue reading

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How is God at work in your life, in your church and in your community?

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Lately, I have been reading and reflecting on Nehemiah’s life and ministry. Nehemiah began his mission with self-reflection, repentance, and confession of sins (Nehemiah 1:4-11). The wellbeing of the city was … Continue reading

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It is an organism, not just an organization

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas Based) Contrary to popular belief, through the work and presence of the Holy Spirit, God can plant, replant, revive, refresh, renew and recommission the church. Christ’s Spirit is real, not just … Continue reading

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Wait for the Wind

     by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) Wait for the wind to blow, then allow this wind to take you. While living in Florida I often went to Biscayne Bay for a walk, meditation or to enjoy the … Continue reading

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The Community of the Spirit

by Byron Pellecer, WDC Associate Conference Minister Throughout time, I realized that the Church is a guest in the community that it seeks to reach. It is also challenged to know this community and its reality to proclaim in a … Continue reading

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Church Planting Guidelines

Church Planting Guidelines  

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A Witnessing and Multicultural Experience

     by Byron Pellecer, Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) As I visit our established and emerging congregations in Western District Conference, I find myself praying a simple, respectful, and honest prayer: “LORD, help me to see you at work in this … Continue reading

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