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Church Planting across Ethnic Lines

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 […]

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Plant Churches Like Gerbils

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 […]

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3 Truths About The Accelerating Pace of Change and Leadership

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Episode 185: Training Your Core Team

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newsletter — June 2017

Integrated Church Planting System   Leadership Pipeline If you want to plant a healthy multiplying church, you will need a system that first helps you develop healthy multiplying leaders. Leadership experts oftentimes call this system a leadership pipeline. This pipeline defines the steps a potential leader should take to develop […]

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Do We Need a Church Website Privacy Policy?

by Patrick Bradley: A church website privacy policy would be a page on your website that explains how your church  collects personal information and how you use it. Even an initial site for your supporters might be set up to collect information. Most church websites offer some or all of […]

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Never Waste a Good Sermon! 6 Ways to Re-Purpose Your Message Content

by Brandon A. Cox: Do you ever get that post-sermon, anti-climactic feeling that all of your research, all of your writing, all of your preparation just got burned up in a single half-hour shot? It would be far more ideal to leave church on Sunday believing there was still much […]