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How to Cast the Vision for Discipleship

by Craig Etheredge: Once your have chosen the persons God is leading you to disciple, approach them and ask if they would begin meeting with you and a few others for the purpose of spiritual growth. How does one have that conversation with a potential disciple? The best example is Jesus, […]

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Connecting New People Who Come to Your Church

by Carey Nieuwhof: Christine Birch has been part of three large churches in both Canada and the US. How do you connect people in a large church and how do you connect them at your church? Christine shares her experiences on both sides of the border as they apply to […]

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New Release – Together: A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry Together

by Greg Ligon: Being a couple in ministry is a daunting and difficult task. Many couples find that ministry is all-encompassing, time with your spouse is hard to prioritize, the pressure is overwhelming and balance seems impossible. It’s a unique calling with unique challenges and often comes with less-than-adequate preparation, […]

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Church Planting and Differentiation

by Ralph Moore: Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being different may open otherwise hostile hearts and minds. We face a rising generation more interested in healing hurts and sustaining resources than they […]

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11 Ways To Make Christmas Your Best Outreach of the Year

by Carey Nieuwhof: Any idea what the best outreach opportunity of the year at your church might be? You might think it’s an event you do, or perhaps it’s Easter. But whether Christmas has historically been your best opportunity to reach unchurched people or not, I believe it could be. You […]

Newsletter — November 2017

Resourcing Ministry Launch Vision Have you ever heard a church planter or pastor lament about their church’s “giving problem”? We have, but we don’t buy that excuse. In most cases their churches don’t have giving problems. They have vision problems. They lack a clear, compelling vision that communicates where God […]

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How to Choose Disciples Wisely

by Craig Etheredge: Making disciples begins with people, but the question is who? This is a crucial question, because you may never have invested your life into another person or you may not be sure how to get started. If either of those is you, don’t worry. God is preparing you […]

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5 Signs Your Passion Level in Leadership is White Hot

by Carey Nieuwhof: If there’s one characteristic I see in successful leaders, it’s passion. The more church leaders I connect with, the more I see this trend: leaders of growing churches (and growing organizations) have a white hot passion for their mission. You can hear it in their voice. You can […]

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Episode 227: Getting Churches to Partner Financially

You have people, leaders, and a vision. What about finances? In Episode 227 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss co-planting and raising finances for your church plant. Here’s Stafford with today’s question: What are some of the best practices in partnering with other churches to launch a new […]

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How to Give Your Church Plant Staff Fundraising Requirements

by Patrick Bradley: Should you give your church plant staff fundraising requirements? You could have a bigger staff if they could offset some or all of their own salaries. Every full-time, vocational church planter should raise funds for their plant. It’s as least as much for the vision casting practice […]