About UCP

Urban Church Planting was created by Matt Fretwell to help people who are desiring just a little more understanding about the culture and church planting. While no guru, Matt does have a passionate heart about reaching the cities with the gospel, discerning culture, revitalizing and planting churches, and discipling.

This site is a work in progress, as Matt continues to press into the culture, ethnography, demographics, church planting movements, and much more … what you will find in this site is some opinions, methods, strategies, stats, perhaps some funny experiences, book reviews, and also some real experiences and real homework (which will be cited!).

A little information about Matt:

Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, is an author (Denied Desires; Identity Theft, Sanctificagious, 30:1 Manhood, 30:1 Marriage), and pastor of a 112 year old revitalized church planting church (Oak Hall Baptist) in Sandston, Virginia.

Matt is the founder of Job 31 Ministries; an advocate board member of Living Bread Ministries, a global comprehensive Church Planting organization; the East Coast Coordinator for New Breed Church Planting; and co-founder of a church planting and revitalization initiative called Planting RVA, in Richmond, Va. Matt also writes for Church Planter Magazine and is pursuing his doctorate in Great Commission Leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Twitter: @w84harpazo or Facebook

Matt & Peyton Jones

Matt & Family

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