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Exponential East 2017 Pre-Conference Chris Causey

Exponential East 2017 Pre-Conference, Day 2

Such great content and wisdom being shared with us church planters at the Exponential East 2017 pre-conference day 2: Generosity & Fundraising Strategies Phil Ling Step 1: BUILD THE LIST People you need to add to your list: Start with your ‘Christmas card list’ High capacity givers Positional leaders Tribal […]

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Wielding the Double-Edged Sword

By Daniel Im: Q&A Webinar with Eric Mason Our Q&A Webinars are a monthly segment designed for Plus Members to hear from leading experts in church planting, multisite, leadership, and multiplication. For this month’s segment, Ed and I talk with Eric Mason, Senior Pastor at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, […]

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3 Intercessory Prayer Team Event Ideas

Prayer is a critical piece of your church plant. Use these 3 prayer team event ideas to elevate the value and presence of prayer in your new church. We only get brief glimpses into the spiritual world in Scripture. This one reminds us that we are in a battle in […]

Newsletter — April 2017

See You At Exponential East! Church Planting Boot Camp Benjamin Franklin, one of the chief architects of our nation, once remarked, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This principle holds true when starting a country, and it certainly holds true when starting a church. All too often church […]

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Pastors, Spend Time with Non-Pastors

Most pastors have a rightful desire to train up future pastors. We realize that one day, our ministry will end and we ought be preparing the next generation to take the gospel to the land we cannot go. This focus, however, can lead us to overemphasize pastoral training at the cost […]

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3 Church Plant Website Stages You Need to Transition Through

Once you get to the launch of your regular worship gatherings, your church plant website will have gone through several stages. Plan ahead for these 3 church plant website stages so you can transition intentionally instead of accidentally. Your major church plant website stages will take their cues from your […]

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2 Critically Important Hidden Groups of People at Your Church

Even in a church of a few hundred people, it’s easy for folks to get lost. People can slip through the cracks and you will not be able to serve them well. Regardless of the church size, we need to constantly consider how people are plugging into our ministry. There […]

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WEBINAR: 5 Keys for Creating a Culture of Leadership Development

Do you want to take your church to the next level in leadership development? According to Leadership Network’s Warren Bird, approximately 80% of North America’s churches are either plateaued or declining. Only 20% are growing and less than 0.5% of all church are multiplying—either by starting new churches or planting […]

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12 Church Sub-Calendars You Need Today

Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight […]

Equipping Parents To Lead Spiritually

Which Children’s Ministry goal is hardest for a church plant to achieve? Church plants have an inherent problem fulfilling one of the most common goals in children’s ministry. It’s the goal that states, “Parents are equipped to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children.” This is a great and […]