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Helpful Church Planting Posts

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

  • www.discipleship.org

    by Regi Campbell: Take a look at how Jesus engaged men to become His disciples and ultimately the first disciple makers. As I read the New Testament, I see two keys to how Jesus drew people to himself: Jesus had a good reputation in general. We know He “grew in wisdom and stature and in favor read more…

  • Leadership = Stewardship 3 Leadership Development Tools If you’re a church leader you’re in the people business. According to Ephesians 4:11-16, one of your main responsibilities as a church leader is to equip believers to use their gifts and passions for the sake of Christ’s church. However, where, when and how does this equipping take read more…

  • www.discipleship.org

    by Bill Hull and Bobby Harrington: The gospel and covenant commitment we wrote about in Chapter 1 of the free eBook, Evangelism or Discipleship: Can They Effectively Work Together? will ensure that evangelism more naturally leads to discipleship. The process takes us beyond a focus on decisions to a focus on entering into covenant relationships. We do read more…

  • www.careynieuwhof.com

    Today’s post is written by Tony Morgan, Founder of The UnStuck Group.  Here’s a church growth lid I don’t hear people talking about very often—your org chart. Yep, the way your church is structured can actually cap your growth. It very commonly does. A bad structure negatively impacts the health and effectiveness of the team, which read more…

  • www.unseminary.com

    Welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast! We have the pleasure of hearing from a familiar voice today. Tim Stevens is no stranger to the podcast, and he’s talked with us before about his work with Vanderbloemen Search Group. Today, though, the topic is different. While Tim works with VSG to help churches find staff, he’s read more…

  • www.unseminary.com

    by Rich Birch: Have you ever watched people arrive on Sunday morning at your church and wondered what they’re feeling in that moment? We know that feelings and emotions are incredibly powerful motivators and memory-makers. In fact, studies have proven that we make more decisions based on emotion rather than logic. This is especially true read more…

  • www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: Notice this lately? If you look at almost any growing church led by younger leaders, it definitely tends toward the charismatic—expressive worship, more emotional delivery in preaching, an openness to the work and activity of the Holy Spirit, and generally a warmer, more enthusiastic and expressive gathering. And…a lot of the churches that read more…