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Newsletter — October 2016

Church Planters Dig Deep in the Fall What is Passion for Planting? Are you a network? Are you managing partner? What do you do? Passion for Planting is the church planting ministry of New Life Christian Church located in Northern Virginia. Our residency program prepares future church planters to start […]

Rowing in the Same Direction — Effective Assimilation

Church planter Jeff Gauss was concerned. He was observing that the very people he was trying to attract to his church were unintentionally being made to feel excluded or inferior. “There was this barrier for our un-churched people who would come in to a small group and they felt like […]

Newsletter — September 2016

First Ever Exponential Regional Conference! Exponential Regional DC Map Here’s a sampling of points on the map of the folks who attended the Expo Regional DC conference . Just what we hoped for – people from our region were able to drive in for this 2-day event. If you were able to […]

Newsletter — August 2016

School is Back in Session FREE Ministry Training Courses At Passion for Planting we’ve been busy creating free ministry training courses that inspire and equip Christians leaders to serve the Lord’s church more effectively. We’ve broken the courses into three focuses: New Church Development (Church Planting Nuts and Bolts) Practical […]

Gaining Momentum in the Midst of Turmoil

Transitions can be awkward! Much is written about the more awkward church transitions – going from one service to two, growing from a school gymnasium to your own building, starting up a new campus. And perhaps the most awkward transitions of all are those that take you from nothing to […]

Why Do We Plant Churches?

I care about church planting because my world was turned upside down by the Gospel. I encountered the truth and love of Jesus and it transformed my life. And since then, I have also seen the Gospel transform the lives of countless others. I just finished an 11-month church-planting residency with […]

Newsletter — July 2016

Summer’s Here and the Time is Right Timing is Everything: Why Your Pre-Launch Phase Matters We want to jump in right now, and launch next month—a recipe for disaster—regardless of how much talent and passion you may have. In our microwave, instant gratification society, we tend to rush things that need […]

Church-Follower or Christ-Follower?

Where does your discipleship strategy lead? If making disciples is in your mission statement, it should translate into your resource allocation. At Church @ The Springs in Ocala, Florida, led by church-planting expert Ron Sylvia, there was great concern about the results of Willow Creek’s Reveal Study a number of […]

Timing Is Everything: Why Your Pre-launch Phase Matters

I’m an ENTP. That’s not an abbreviation for entrepreneur, but it could be. It’s my Myers-Briggs personality profile. Statistically speaking, most church planters tend to be ENTP or a similar profile, with a knack for starting new things and the gumption to dream big. But often what accompanies the “typical” […]

Newsletter — June 2016

The Journey Begins Road to Church Multiplication Podcast Brett Andrews planted New Life Christian church in the Washington DC area in the 1990s with the vision to reach lost people in a metropolitan area that would have an impact on the world. This podcast, produced by Exponential, dives into his […]