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Jennifer Fisher

Preventing COVID Burnout

On our first “Networking & Support Hours” Zoom call in January, several faith leaders on the call spoke about their exhaustion after 11 months of

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Jennifer Fisher

2021 Launchpad Update

As 2020 comes to a close, we are giving thanks for all that God has done for us and for our fellow faith leaders through Launchpad. We never would have imagined that in a year as overwhelming as this one, that we would have seen our young ministry grow like it has.

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Jennifer Fisher

Black Lives Matter

At Launchpad, we have five core values that reflect who we are and who we want to partner with in the world: love, belonging, inclusion,

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Jennifer Fisher

Let It Burn

In our weekly support call for faith leaders yesterday, one leader talked about the ritual he and his co-pastor are personally observing this Holy Week.

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Aaron Bailey

Join us in Scottsdale!

Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for three days of rest and prayer at the Franciscan Renewal Center. This is the perfect event for your entire church plant leadership team. Be renewed in relationship with others as we explore the practice of meditation and our beliefs around prayer as progressive faith leaders.

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Aaron Bailey

Let’s Launchpad

In 2013, after a decade rejected from the church for being gay, I found a vibrant, welcoming and affirming faith community at Highlands Church in Denver. Being a part of a community that accepted me for who I am changed my life in countless ways and deepened my connection to God and my neighbors. In many ways, it saved my life.

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Jennifer Fisher

Five Reasons We Think the Weekly Gathering Still Matters

A few months ago, a friend in his 40’s passed away in his sleep. He was someone I’d gone to church with for many years at Forefront Manhattan. I didn’t really know him very well, but the news of his death affected me. When I left weekly services at Manhattan to help start Forefront Brooklyn we only saw each other on occasion, but every time, we smiled, hugged, and took time to genuinely connect.

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