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Churches Planting Churches


This Sunday, The Austin Stone joined with many other Acts 29 Network churches to preach to our congregations about church planting and support the mission to make disciples and plant healthy churches.

I continue to be grateful for the Lord’s grace in my life to participate in church planting.  As we prayed for our entire church to engage in the Great Commission, two of my friends and their church plants came to mind:

Would you join me in praying for these men, their families, and their core teams as they seek to make disciples in their cities?

Additionally, I will be launching a two year residency for aspiring pastors and church planters in this coming year (see below for an overview).  Would you join me in praying for this cohort of men and their families in the coming year?

Pastoral and Church Planting Residency at The Austin Stone – PDF

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can be involved in church planting, let me know and I can help you plug in!

By Todd Engstrom

Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth.

God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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