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One Question Churches Must Ask

One Question Churches Must Ask “Where is our next pastor coming from?” Churches need to ask this question because almost every church has an unstated answer to this: somewhere else. In a Christendom model of church, this question doesn’t really need to be asked,...

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Learning in, with, and for the church

Learning in, with, and for the church

Learning in, with, and for the church I’ve always loved learning, Jesus, and the church. When I went to college, I loved Bible, ministry, philosophy, and theology classes. Here was the opportunity to ask big questions and wrestle with the answers in a community where...

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The Foundry Unleashes Church-Based Equipping

The Foundry Unleashes Church-Based Equipping

The Foundry was highlighted by Plant 616 in their Spring Update. Church-based learning isn’t overly academic and doesn’t require learners to leave their contexts. That’s the Foundry. See the entire post:...

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Go

Go

“So what does The Foundry do?” I get that question a fair amount these days. My first answer is: “Go.” It might sound simple, but the first step in everything we do is “go.” Go to meet and connect with pastors and church leaders. Go in order to listen.

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Generosity: One Church’s Gift

Generosity: One Church’s Gift

In late 2020, as three colleagues were working through questions of calling and vocation, one church offered something they could share: space. This unassuming church on the northeast side of Grand Rapids welcomed three weary travelers who were unsure of their next...

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Jesus and John Wayne

Jesus and John Wayne

I must admit that it took me too long to finally read the book most frequently recommended to me, Jesus and John Wayne by Dr. Kristen Kobes Du Mez (@kkdumez). Once I started reading, I could not put it down! One of the things I love most about teaching...

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What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

As we've been discerning the call to begin this new venture we call The Foundry, we have found numerous books, articles, and other resources to be particularly valuable and insightful. These are just some of the books we've engaged that speak to the need for...

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Have you ever been confounded by the book of Revelation? What did it mean for the original audience? Does it have anything to do with me today? What about the future?!.We’re excited to announce beginning January 17 we will embark on a 6 week journey through Revelation with Dr. Dan Kroeze. .We invite you to discover the riches found in an upcoming course, Revelation: Past Present and Future. Sign up link in our bio! ... See MoreSee Less
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Whether you’re a lay leader, a pastor, elder or any other ministry position, we want to walk with you. Check out our website for ways you can get involved! ... See MoreSee Less
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As ministry leaders, we can be fooled into thinking we have to be perfect. The lie is that we can’t let anyone see our faults and as a result we hide from God (as if it were possible) and ourselves. Here at the Foundry, through our Ministry Formation Cohort and our Pastors Learning Cohort, we forge meaningful relationships as we facilitate holistic training. As we embrace God’s faithfulness together, our desire is that we will respond faithfully both personally and in the ministry context the Lord has us in. May we rest in him as we continue on! .🔥See the link in our bio for more info on opportunists to grow together! ... See MoreSee Less
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Books, Blogs, Podcasts and Pastors - mailchi.mp/1a634183290a/triathlon-relay-fall-ministry-training-7371313 ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s our joy at the Foundry to watch ministry leaders connect and encourage one another beyond our meeting times. If you’re a ministry leader and looking to be a life long learner, but also desire space to build meaningful relationships with others in ministry, we’d love to have you check out our Ministry Formation Cohort or Church Leader Training! Visit our website for more info! We’d love to connect with you! ... See MoreSee Less
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