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10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity

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? […]

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3 Ways Great Leaders Handle Tough Circumstances Differently

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 […]

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Episode 192: Outreach Ideas for Children

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Missional Community

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, […]

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Are You an Organizational Leader or a Shepherd? (10 Easy Ways To Tell)

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 […]

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Episode 191: Protecting Church Members from Burnout

How do you protect your church members from getting burnt out? In Episode 191 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about some ways to avoid burnout for your church members. Here’s Allie with today’s question: How do you ensure that church members do not get burnt out in the […]

Newsletter — July 2017

Preparing For Launch Re-Imagining Church A year ago, Tim Wolf signed enrolled in Passion for Planting’s church planting residency knowing he was called to plant a church, but not entirely certain where he was going to plant. A couple months into the residency program he felt God calling him to […]

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5 Essential Ingredients for Planting Purpose Driven Churches

by Brandon A. Cox: If the local church is the hope of the world… then we need more local churches. As I write this, I’m a couple of hours away from teaching a lab at Saddleback Church’s Hope Renewed conference on Planting Purpose Driven Churches. I’m a huge believer in the power […]