With that query, I started waking up early and taking notes on Bible reading, establishing a proactive habit that continues to this day. Those deliberate morning times became defining moments that led to a greater discovery of purpose—and to the necessary changes, conviction, and courage needed to follow through. These Defining Moments can do the same for you.
These 100 high-impact Kingdom reflections focus on who you are and why you’re here—all steeped in Scripture and stories from real life, as well as practical points to help you through your day. They’re not so short that they’ll quickly be forgotten . . . and yet not so long that they must be rushed through. Instead, these just-right inspirations offer up hope, perspective, and purpose that will sustain you—and that can change you—for years to come. Best of all, they will keep before you this vital truth: You exist for a reason.
A Legacy of Church Planting
I had the privilege of calling Jerry Falwell a friend. Shortly after he passed, I wrote this book honoring his efforts and energy in church planting.
Paul wrote, “The things that you have heard from me commit to faithful men, who will be able to teach others, also.”
A man returned to his hometown in Central Virginia in 1956 to plant a church. That church has not only grown into one of the vast reaching ministries in this country, but it also has reproduced itself in hundreds of church plants, spanning almost five decades.
The vision of Dr. Jerry Falwell, Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Liberty University has provided one of the most comprehensive local church-based ministries in the world, modeling the outreach of the early church in reaching the present and next generations. As the next generation, Jonathan Falwell continues to pursue this aggressive strategy of planting churches into the next millennium.
A Legacy of Church Planting is a narrative of the legacy and impact of Dr. Falwell’s ministry on a select group of individuals who accepted his mandate to plant churches across America and reach cities for Christ. Although they share a common bond, each story is different and diverse. This is as Dr. Falwell would have wanted it, because he embraced a diversity that encouraged church planters to start churches that were different in their approach, methods and styles, while remaining true to the message of Jesus’ redemptive work.
You will be inspired by their heroic stories, which span five decades, and their faith, vision and passion to plant churches that will continue to impact the world for generations to come.