Jacob Fowler’s Church Planting Blog


This is the blog of former CBSM student, intern, guest preacher, etc: Jacob Fowler. God has called him to Chicago for an intense church planting internship. We CBSM’ers absolutely love church planting, and pray for many more of our students to get involved somehow someday. I think this is a very real, raw, and genuine post written by Jacob. Read it prayerfully for him, for Mosaic Church Chicago, and for the gospel to be planted in great power there!

Jacob Fowler

1.  Church planting is hard.  No really, if you have never done it before, I want you to take all the romantic ideas that you have about Church planting in you head and throw them out.  The great thing about it though, is that through difficulty beauty can still exist and lives are still transformed.

2.  Prayer is 100x’s more important than you think it is.  Before moving I knew that prayer was important, I mean I prayed… a little.  However, now I can see that there is no greater endeavor that a Church planter can embark on than to pray.  If we are ever going to see a true Church Planting Movement in America, we are first going to have to see a movement of pray among American Christians.  Simply ask yourself, do you weep over your city?  How could you ever expect to see something change that you…

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“To Live Is Christ” by Jacob Fowler (Philippians 1)


Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
To Live Is Christ.pptx
To Live Is Christ (notes).doc
Jacob Fowler is a graduate of CBSM and the University of Mobile. God has called him to missional church planting…most likely outside of the states. I absolutely love to call on him as our premier guest speaker. Jacob loves Jesus, loves the Word, lives the gospel, and brings the thunder when preaching. This is a stand-alone sermon by Jacob. He picked out this passage. It was heavy on his heart, and I’m so glad our students got to hear it!

One Hit Wonders: Who Let The Dogs Out (Book of Amos by Jacob Fowler)


Free resources for student pastors and small group leaders:
Amos (mp3).mp3
Amos (handout).pdf
Amos (notes).doc
Amos (outline).doc
Amos (small groups).doc
Myself and several of our CBSM high schoolers were out of town, so I asked Jacob Fowler to guest teach CBSM for me. Jacob graduated out of CBSM in 2008. He is a student at the University of Mobile where he is studying theology to become a full-time youth pastor. You will love Jacob’s humor, stories, and understanding of the Bible as he preaches on the whole book of Amos in a Christ-centered and applicational kind of way.