March 18 - Havertown Vision Dinner

March 18 - Havertown Vision Dinner

We invite you to join us for a Havertown Project Dinner Gathering to learn about what God is doing through the forming of a new church in the Havertown community. The evening will include great food, the opportunity to hear the strategic plan for the Havertown Project—the new church’s identity, vision and game-plan, and an opportunity to pray together and officially commission this project...

Enough Light For The Next Step

Enough Light For The Next Step

Picture with me that you are on a journey down a road and you reach the edge of a large cliff. You look out across and see the road continues ahead, but first you have to cross this expansive cavern. There’s no bridge and it’s far too wide to jump. A number of old cartoons, in which all sorts of freakish things occur in order to cross the cavern, come to mind. But this isn’t a cartoon. This is the journey of faith, and there’s nothing we can do on our own to cross this cavern of life. We’re all on a journey toward a destination, yet the road of our own strengths and abilities won’t get us there...

What Can We Learn From William Penn About Missions?

What Can We Learn From William Penn About Missions?

Jaclyn and I love history, and I love that we get to live in a part of the country that is saturated by it. As many know, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn and His fellow Quakers (1681-1682) who set out on a “holy experiment” to establish a place where they could live out their Quaker ideals free from religious persecution. Our community, Haverford Township, was founded by Welsh Quakers in 1683 who purchased the land from Penn. 1 Unlike many of the European settlers, William Penn, believing that all were created equal, desired fair relations with the Leni Lenape Indians who occupied the land...

What Does Having A Baby Have To Do With Church Planting?

What Does Having A Baby Have To Do With Church Planting?

During our process of exploring church planting, Jaclyn and I found out we were pregnant with our second child. It was a bit unexpected, but we would soon see how God was using this pregnancy to strengthen us and expand our faith. As a reminder, we named our second daughter Sarah Faith. Having a baby and planting a church are a lot alike. Each are wrapped in all sorts of emotions, like joy and fear, there is a lengthy season of preparation, a more intense time of labor and delivery, and then there’s a new baby, or church, that needs to be nurtured, developed, and matured.

SERMON: Legacy - Living Beyond Ourselves

SERMON: Legacy - Living Beyond Ourselves

We were made to multiply. Not just biologically. We were made to work for the Kingdom of God. For our lives to be multiplied beyond ourselves, that something would be set in motion, as a result of our lives, made to leave this world better than we found it. But, to live beyond ourselves, requires a God that is beyond ourselves...

What Are We Doing This Next Year?

What Are We Doing This Next Year?

During the process of exploring whether church planting would be a next step for us, we took an assessment called the Ridley Assessment with our district office. The assessment measures the potential church planter in 13 areas. One area where we scored particularly low was “Relational Evangelism”. Essentially we were asked, “who, as a result of relationship with you, has become a follower of Jesus?” I couldn’t answer the question...

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

Well, it's August 15, just a few days before I officially resign my position at Calvary Church to step out of the boat into a season of church planting. The office is packed, responsibilities transitioned, the family moved, and a general sense of both trepidation and anticipation is in the air. It’s that feeling you get whenever you chart new territory. But, how did we get to this point? Maybe you are new to the Kranjec’s and our story. What brought us to this point? Why would I leave a steady ministry job for the unknown of church planting?