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Imagine an area bursting with opportunity and growth, attractive to families of diverse backgrounds. Situated in the southeast corner of Orlando, the Lake Nona community is projected triple in population over the next ten years. Churches are continuing to find Florida an important mission field since its growth rate is outpacing most of the country. In fact, Florida has now eclipsed New York...

It’s exciting to see the growth of Mustard Seed Christian Church in Osaka, Japan.  Matthew and Jessica Whelchel, staff members at MSCC share the joys and challenges of planting a church in Japan.  Check out this video of a behind- the -scenes on a Sunday. Keep up the good work, MSCC!    

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“Take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus must have known that his disciples needed to hear those words. Surely they remembered them often to find assurance and hope. Jesus’s statement is still powerful today. Facing a broken world, we can possess the same hope and peace. Jesus has overcome! God has been working powerfully through local churches in the past year. These churches reveal the...

1300 brand new toys (look at those bicycles in the background)! 200+ volunteer hours 170 families served 20 people lined up outside before the store even opened The Foundry had two very successful weekends of The Christmas Store.  The church is providing high quality toys at a very low cost to families in inner Baltimore.  This is their second year of ministering to the community in this way...

When Orchard Group was established in 1948, the percentage of the world population living in cities was 30%. Today, more than 50% of the world lives in cities. By 2050, projections are that 70% will live in cities. When Orchard Group was started, there were only two cities — New York and London — with a metro population of over 10 million. Today there are 25 global cities with populations...

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb Our church planter’s retreat is a time to encourage and support each other. Starting a church is work that requires courage, creativity, and consecration of life before God. What a joy to work with such a gifted people who are passionate about Jesus and seeing God’s Kingdom grow! Several...

The truth is that we are living at a moment in which the massive outward migration that characterized the second half of the twentieth century is coming to an end. And we need to adjust our perceptions of cities, suburbs, and urban mobility as a result. -Alan Ehrenhalt The trends of economic activity in the last half century are beginning to reverse itself.  Activity that once flowed to the...

Since the Romans established an outpost on the banks of the Seine two thousand years ago, Paris has captured the attention of the world. For centuries, Paris was the largest city in Europe. The city survived Viking invasions, the Black Plague, periods of extreme income inequality and more than one radical revolution.  After the 2015 terrorist attacks, Paris recaptured international attention....

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