Entries by Dave Jamerson

Why the name Renovate?

“So why did you choose the name Renovate for your church?” This is a question we get quite a bit from people when they hear about our church plant and want to know more about what we will be doing in Austin. “What does the name mean? Where did the name come from?”  All great […]

Why Do You Want to Go to Austin?

There we were on Saturday night at the conclusion of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame banquet talking to one of our friends and the inevitable question came up…“I know you’re moving from Indianapolis to Austin…WHY? Why would you want to leave an incredible church and a great position to go and plant a church? It seems […]

What We Hope to Accomplish

A few months ago, I was researching different churches from around the country who I think do ministry well and who are having a real impact in their communities. I always enjoy learning how these churches are structured, how they communicate their mission, vision, and values, and the overall “feel” of the church. I’ve been […]

A Little Bit About Us

One of the things I really enjoyed being a part of the past seven years as a staff member at our current church (Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a gathering called First Step. First Step was a 20-25 minute get together between services where 10-12 guests of our church had the opportunity […]

Thank You to Traders Point Christian Church

This past weekend was a big weekend for April and I as our home church announced to the congregation that we would be leaving in June to plant Renovate Church in Austin, Texas. Words will never be able to express the thankfulness we have for this body of believers, this staff, and this leadership team […]

First Things First

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! I know for me, it was great to be back in church on Sunday after a long spring break trip to Texas and with all the challenging things going on in the world. The entire time we traveled we kept hearing unsettling news of attacks on students […]

What kind of churches?

In preparation for our church planting vision for Austin, I’ve immersed myself in a lot of books over the past few months. The one I am working through right now is called CHURCH UNIQUE: HOW MISSIONAL LEADERS CAST VISION, CAPTURE CULTURE, AND CREATE MOVEMENT. Wow, all things I would want to do well! I’m going […]