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Helpful Church Planting Posts

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

  • Equip and Release Leaders www.discipleship.org

    by Brandon Guindon: I love March Madness—the time of year when 64 college basketball teams have the opportunity to make a run for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) title. The stories, players, and coaches that emerge are incredible. I can remember watching many of the famous matchups and unbelievable buzzer beaters over my 30 years read more…

  • 6 Great Reasons to Network in Your Community www.churchplantingtactics.com

    by Patrick Bradley: Networking is when you’re meeting with civic officials, business leaders, community groups, nonprofits, etc. Here are 6 great reasons to go network in your community today. I’m sure I don’t have hard numbers to prove it, but I would argue that there’s a tangible difference in the health of a church plant read more…

  • Bruce Ammons on 500% More Second Time Guests Than The Average Church www.unseminary.com

    by Rich Birch: Thanks for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m excited to have with us our guest, Bruce Ammons from Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Sugar Creek is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Serving the greater Houston area, the church is very ethnically diverse, with people read more…

  • Newsletter — Aug 2017

    Basic Training The Value of Training In a recent Christianity Today article, Ed Stetzer articulated the benefits of church planter assessments and boot camps. In the article Ed explains his research that draws a correlation between training and healthy new churches. You can read his article here. Ed attributes the powerful impact of boot camp read more…

  • Cities and Multiculturalism: Two Trends in Church Planting Today www.newchurches.com

    By Ed Stetzer: I’ve written a lot on church planting. One of the things I’m continually reminded of is that as culture changes, so too does our strategy and methodology for planting churches. If we are focused on reaching people for Jesus, then we must be willing and able to plant churches which most effectively do read more…

  • “What Do You Want?”: Pastoral Reflections on Faithfulness www.9marks.org

    by Aaron Menikoff: Ambition is intoxicating. A few years ago I came close—a couple times—to having a book picked up by a premier, academic publisher. I’m not sure what bothered me more: the fact that both publishers ultimately turned me down, or the fact that I cared so much. Even now, I hate thinking about read more…

  • 5 Ways Tracking Church Attendance Messes With Your Soul www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in church leadership, you’re aware of the tension that tracking church attendance creates inside you and around you. Sure, for starters, the way other leaders talk about numbers is an easy gateway for criticism (He’s totally obsessed with numbers). But it’s deeper than that. It’s read more…