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Helpful Church Planting Posts

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

  • Church Planting across Ethnic Lines 9marks.org

    by Joel Kurz: Nine years ago, my wife and I (both of us white) moved into a neighborhood where we were an ethnic minority. We wanted to plant a church. Over the years, our idealism has been crushed, we’ve hit rock bottom, experienced a rebirth of vision, and have slowly made progress. God has been read more…

  • Plant Churches Like Gerbils newchurches.com

    By Jason Crandall: The Mindset We Need to Proliferate the Gospel in Church Planting When I was a teenager, my brother got two albino gerbils. If you aren’t familiar with this type of gerbil, they look a little like cute demons. They have white fur (the cute part) and red eyes (the demon part). We read more…

  • 3 Truths About The Accelerating Pace of Change and Leadership www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof:  When was the last time you had a productive conversation about the pace of change? In many businesses, that conversation happens all the time. In church world….it rarely happens. Instead, church leaders will talk about how hard it is to change and how slow the pace of change is. Other they bemoan the read more…

  • Correcting Media Statements about You and Your Church – by June 30 Leadership Network

    by Warren Bird: When the media says something bad or inaccurate about the church you serve, especially if it’s a high-visibility church, it hurts all of us. But with your help, we can change many of those reports. Several times each week we get requests by the media for a statistic, an example, or a read more…

  • Episode 185: Training Your Core Team newchurches.com

    by Daniel Im: How should you train your core team? This week we are giving you a preview of our Developing a Core Team Course. This week we have focused on building a solid core team as you prepare to plant a church or campus. In today’s episode, Pastor Ronnie Parrott talks about training your core team and specifically answers read more…

  • The False Promise of Discipleship: The Human Paradigm

    By Bill Hull and Brandon Cook: This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project.  In John chapter 3, we read the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, a leading Jewish figure. Nicodemus comes to Jesus under the cover of night, apparently worried about who might see him talking with read more…

  • 20+ Downloadable Graphics Your Church Can Use to Promote Baptisms

    by Rich Birch: Baptism is a vitally important part of discipleship process for the people at your church. It’s also an amazing time in the life of your church. Make sure that you are leveraging this opportunity in the life of your church to communicate about all the life change that is taking place. We’ve read more…