Tag Archives: Church Planters Retreat

Ricardo Agreste: Gospel Unity

The main idea:

God has called his family to be unified in the gospel, and to work together to fulfill the Great Commission and expand His Kingdom. Often times, however, when pride, or cultural snobbery fog our thinking, we can begin to assume that we are the experts on our particular circumstances, culture, and context. We end up prohibiting our ability to be effective, efficient, and God honoring. “We always think our vision, is the only right vision.” says Ricardo. We neglect to lean on our brothers from different backgrounds, countries, and cultures to give us wisdom and insights. In this session Brazilian church planting movement leader Pastor Ricardo Agreste from Sao Paulo, Brazil sheds light on how we as the family of God, and specifically church planters, should seek to partner with our international brothers in humility to start global church planting movements.

Why you should listen to him:

Pastor Ricardo Agreste is a Brazilian church planting movement leader and President of Acts 17 Connection. He is the lead pastor of Chacara Primavera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and spearheads CTPI, a church planter assessment and training program. Pastor Ricardo is a member of the Spanish River Church Planting family, and is our primary partner in our over 40 church plants across the Brazilian landscape.

Chan Kilgore: Gospel Motivation

The main idea:

In his first message “Gospel Message: From Transaction to Transformation,” Chan Kilgore deconstructs what the gospel is, what it isn’t, and how it should have an impact on all areas of our life. In this second message, “Gospel Motivation: Determining What Drives Us,” Chan constructs a gospel motivation founded on Jesus’ beatitudes from Matthew 5. Chan helps church planters think through how to create a gospel revolution in their hearts and of their people.

You can download the MP3 here: Chan Kilgore: Gospel Motivation MP3

You can download the message handout here: Chan Kilgore: Gospel Motivation Handout

Why you should listen to him:

Chan Kilgore is the lead pastor and church planter of CrossPointe Church in Orlando, FL and has been a member of the Spanish River church planting family for nearly a decade. Chan has led CrossPointe to become one church meeting as three congregations with locations in Lake Nona (Chan Kilgore), Waterford Lakes (Jared Davis), and Winter Park (Jamie Hart). Chan hosts the Gospel Cohort each month with church planters and ministry leaders from central and northern Florida. Chan is also the secretary/treasurer of the Acts 29 Network.