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Helpful Church Planting Posts

Our blog along with curated content from other church planting thought-leaders and practitioners

  • Newsletter — January 2018

    Starting 2018 Strong Multiplication Strategy Leaders know that hope is not a strategy. You can’t wish something into existence. Yes, sometimes God blesses us when we don’t deserve it. Yes, sometimes he moves in spite of ourselves; but more often he works through the plans we develop in his name. Perhaps this is why 80% read more…

  • I Can’t Wait Until We Are In Our Own Building www.leadnet.org

    by Dave Travis: “I can’t wait until we are in our own building.” Not so fast. This statement is heard a lot among church planters and campus pastors who are currently in portable facilities. It is easy to get fatigued running the week in, week out, load in and load out of using another facility. But read more…

  • The Three Things Every Campus Pastor Needs to Do www.newchurches.com

    By Sam Yoon: As a campus pastor, I want to hit it out of the park. I want to reach more people for Jesus and have the church grow. To accomplish this, I feel the need to control every situation and manage every part of the church. Who else is better equipped to do this than read more…

  • The Best Leaders Are Broken Leaders www.brandonacox.com

    .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon A. Cox: I am broken. I lead a community of broken people called a church. And we often say, unapologetically, that we are a community of the broken who have good news for the broken. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t mean that we’re “broken” in the sense that we’re rendered useless by our imperfections. The opposite read more…

  • 7 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2018 www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: The culture continues to change rapidly around you as a leader, and especially as a church leader. If anything, the pace is accelerating, not slowing. The question is: are you and your team ready for all that’s ahead? For the last two years, I’ve kicked off the new year with a post on read more…

  • Three Antidotes to Pastoral Perfectionism www.newchurches.com

    By Mark Dance: Pastors and planters know full well the pressure of perfectionism. I have lived and served in the public eye for three decades – fully cognizant of the fact that I am expected to win both at home and church. I don’t always win. Pastors also live privately under the gaze of our Lord. read more…

  • Five New Reasons Why You DO Want to Launch that New Church or Campus www.leadnet.org

    by Warren Bird: What did leaders from more than 1,500 new churches or multisite campuses tell us about what they’ve learned and experienced? “8 Launch Wins,” our newly released report gives you wisdom from comparing various approaches and circumstances. Here is the infographic from the richly illustrated report, which is a free download, available now. read more…