Why We’re No Longer In The Acts 29 Network

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Today Acts 29 announced that Mark Driscoll has stepped down as President of their church planting network. Matt Chandler is now president, and Acts 29 headquarters will move from Seattle to Dallas.

These men are good friends of mine, brothers and co-laborers in our gospel calling. However the answer to “What will Sojourn do now that Acts 29 is in transition?” is “Nothing different.” Several months ago Acts 29 sent us out with their blessing, as we partnered with several sister churches to launch our own church planting initiative, Sojourn Network.

We’ve released our full statement — originally sent to all Acts 29 churches — at sojournnetwork.com. In part:

Sojourn’s vision for church planting has begun to crystalize around a particular set of philosophical values and practices. We want to multiply a particular kind of DNA and plant churches that are carriers of that theological and philosophical vision. This is not to presume that our particular “recipe” is more pure or better than anyone else’s. Rather, it’s born out of the realization that with our particular leadership skills, our particular vision, and the resources before us, we are most likely to succeed when we invest our resources towards this vision.

I’m honored to have served with Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler and everyone within Acts 29. I expect to continue serving and contending for the faith alongside them for many years, if God wills.



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2 Responses to “Why We’re No Longer In The Acts 29 Network”

  1. John Carr March 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    May God bless all of the new efforts to give glory to His Name. Praise God for the new work He is doing here in Louisville and Dallas. What kind of impact do you think we might see in the future from multiple church planting networks? (ie How is this different from being in a regional group of Acts 29?)

    • Daniel Montgomery March 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      I believe multiple networks sharing resources and collaborating together is a good move for the Kingdom. And, it’s different than the regional groups in A29 in that we are no longer under the umbrella and oversight of A29 like the regional groups.

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