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Helpful Church Planting Posts

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  • 10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity newchurches.com

    By Ed Stetzer:  In the West, if and when we see movements of churches planting 1,000 churches in their lifetime, ?then we believe the following ten characteristics will be present. Based on our observations, movemental Christianity will have some of these characteristics. 1) Prayer. Prayer will need to be more than? a habit or a discipline. read more…

  • 3 Ways Great Leaders Handle Tough Circumstances Differently www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: Circumstances. You face them every day, you are always reacting to them–positively or negatively. Think about it. What situations in your life do you wish would change right now? A different work environment that doesn’t suck the life out of you Better health A happier marriage A closer connection with God A more read more…

  • Episode 192: Outreach Ideas for Children newchurches.com

    What are some creative ways to evangelize to children? In Episode 192 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about outreach ideas for elementary age children. Here’s Don with today’s question: We are a new church plant looking for outreach ideas for elementary age children. What ideas do you have to reach that segment of the population? read more…

  • Do These 8 Steps When Your Church Launches a New Series

    by Rich Birch: Church growth is more of a flywheel than a cannon shot. It requires consistent energy applied in the same direction over time to see results. It doesn’t happen overnight but as you gain traction the small wins start to add up and something truly amazing happens. A year ago, the church I read more…

  • Making Disciples to the Third and Fourth Generations

    by Dave Buehring: “You know, Dave, it really isn’t important how big the organizations are that you will lead or the size of the groups that you will teach. The way that God will measure the fruitfulness of your life is how you invested to the third and fourth generations.” Hearing these words as a young man read more…

  • Missional Community newchurches.com

    By Daniel Im:  What is missional community? In an individualistic culture, the term missional community is strange and out of the norm. To put others before yourself, to step outside of your comfort zone, to risk the possibility of being rejected for the gospel … it seems like an odd lifestyle. However, that is exactly the kind read more…

  • Are You an Organizational Leader or a Shepherd? (10 Easy Ways To Tell) www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: So are you an organizational leader, or are you more of a relational leader—a shepherd? It’s an interesting question, and a highly polarizing one in the church today. Ditto for this blog. Just check out the impassioned comments on this post, where I argue the church today needs more entrepreneurial leaders, not read more…