Part of our vision at Utah Advance is to see new churches started that will engage Utah’s unique religious culture in a healthy way. We don’t plant churches, but we help provide resources, training, coaching and consulting to church planters and church planting agencies. Starting this year, our church planting efforts will be channeled through a partnership with a new church planting network called Loving Utah. I have helped get Loving Utah off the ground and will be serving as the Associate Director, since Loving Utah’s objectives so closely correlate with Utah Advance in the area of church planting. For example, I have been co-sponsoring the Utah Church Planters Summit since 2009. This year I continued to have a major role to play in the Summit, but it was formally sponsored by Loving Utah. To learn more, check out the Loving Utah website.