In line with our Parks to Plants vision to see more churches planted near Summer OFF parks in coming years, we are teaming up with 20schemes and Acts 29 to host a conference this April: Church in Hard Places....Keep Reading
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Summer OFF has proved to be a connection point for children and their families to find Gospel-centered churches in their own neighborhoods. But God has used Summer OFF to connect people in ways that go beyond just getting in the door of a church. Here is one of our favorite stories of a relationship formed in the park during Summer OFF....
In line with our Parks to Plants vision to see more churches planted near Summer OFF parks in coming years, we are teaming up with 20schemes and Acts 29 to host a conference this April: Church in Hard Places....
Jermaca Brown came up from her home state of Texas to intern with Summer OFF in 2015. Now, she's living in Providence and on staff with West End Community Church as the Community Outreach Coordinator and Youth Director. We got to interview her recently—read more about her story here. ...
Here's what we are looking forward to at the Philip Center in 2018. ...Keep Reading
We are grateful for all the ways God has shown his faithfulness to us this past year. Here are some of the highlights from 2017. ...Keep Reading
You want to invest in something you are passionate about, and you want to invest in something that is strategic. The Philip Center may be the place for both. ...Keep Reading
As you share the Gospel, share your own ongoing stories of repentance....Keep Reading
Our Summer OFF intern shares a mid-summer update from what is happening in the three parks and beyond. ...Keep Reading
1. Evangelism Deflates 2. Sin and Disunity Weakens Evangelism 3. Churches Often Lack Evangelism Leadership 4. Evangelism in Hard 5. Weak Theology Can't Support Robust Evangelism There's a lot of talk these days about how fun and easy evangelism is. It makes me wonder if we "doth protest too much." If it really were fun and easy, I'm not sure we'd be saying so. ("Hey k...Keep Reading
For Summer OFF 2014, we are switching to Who Will Be King. Here's why....Keep Reading
I read this post with particular interest for two reasons: I like Most, the movie. We recommend it on our Top Ten page. More importantly, I'm interested in the discussion about inclusivism and exlusivism. It's a long-running debate about whether a person needs to know Christ explicitly and profess belief in Him for salvation. The alternative is that salvation can be found ...Keep Reading
I've read Saving Eutychus twice, and refer to it often. I was born a boring speaker and I need it! But it's an important book for all who care about the preaching of the gospel. We highly recommend it. "Gospel preaching demands that the preacher understand that the message of the Bible is the message of the gospel, from Genesis to Revelation. Therefore, the preacher's abi...Keep Reading
"Less than half of those who read the Bible in the past year sought help in understandingit. Among those who did, clergy were their top source; the Internet was the least citedsource." I was surprised by that. Are you? I would have expected that people would go to the internet more than to a clergy member. Maybe that indicates that pastors have more opportunities than we ...Keep Reading
We're excited to follow a conference in Edinburgh, put on by East of Scotland Gospel Partnership alongside 20Schemes. The speakers include Mez McConnel, who was just here for our conference, Matt Chandler of Village Church, Steve Timmis and others. Check out the conference here....Keep Reading
The Philip Center is grateful for a chance to work with the LEAP Network in Germany. Our new ministry partner, Benjamin Rudolph, is the director of the ministry. His task is to revitalize the evangelistic arm of Janz Team a ministry started in the 1950s in Germany and Western Europe. We've been Skyping for months, praying together and sharing ideas. And he's introduced me...Keep Reading
Expository preaching and theological depth are not a turn-off. Preach the Word, do the work of an evangelist....Keep Reading