As a former resident of New England, the place holds a special place in my heart. I went to seminary there, had my first child there, led several ministries there, and even tried to plant a church in Boston (Allston-Brighton) but God wouldn’t let me. Though church planting is on the rise, there is still much work to be done in New England. It’s percentage of unchurched is rivaled only by the Pacific coast. We need more gospel-centered, missional planters in New England!

So, naturally I jumped at the chance to speak at the Lead Conference in Maine. Read this post on the conference and this brother’s passion for New England. It’s awesome. May we all be aglow with love for our own mission fields, committed in prayer for the lost, and sharing the gospel with others, especially in New England!