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6 Things That Make Ministry Harder Than It Was A Decade Ago

by Carey Nieuwhof: Ever feel like ministry is harder than it was a decade ago? You’re not alone. I am an eternal optimist when it comes to the church, but I agree that ministry is more challenging than it’s ever been. Understanding why is key to figuring out what to do and how […]

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4 Experiments to Run this Summer to Help Your Church This Fall – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Church leaders in prevailing churches think of themselves more like scientists testing theories than bakers applying a prescribed recipe. Rather than looking for the “perfect” strategy for your church, it’s better to consider your practices as a series of experiments and then watch the results. While it’s […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Church Plant Door Hangers

by Patrick Bradley: Using church plant door hangers to get the word out about a new church can be effective. If you know how to maximize them. I’ve had multiple planters over the years use church plant door hangers. Some of those planters would tell you that they would absolutely […]

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7 Signs Your Church Is (Finally) Reaching Unchurched People

by Carey Nieuwhof: So as a church leader you have a desire to reach new people with the good news of Jesus. But how do you know your church is really finally (truly) reaching the unchurched? First, you can (and should) use data to find out whether you are attracting transfer […]

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The Relationship Between the Worship Pastor and the Lead Pastor

By New Churches Team: Doxology and Theology It’s imperative that our worship leaders be theologically trained. This doesn’t mean your worship leader has to have worked through difficult theological texts, but you want to help shepherd that person toward theological formation and growth. For pastors who want to disciple their […]

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Balancing Three Factors

by Peyton Jones: Ninjas don’t have a lot of decisions to make. They don’t get to pick what color to wear. For ninjas black is always the new black. However, to a bivocational ninja there are career choices to be made. There are three factors of choosing a career path that […]

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Episode 285: How to Help Your Spouse Be Prepared for Planting

by NewChurches.com: How can I help my wife be prepared for church planting? In Episode 285 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss helpful things to consider when preparing your wife for the task of planting. Here’s today’s questions: As planters, we get the brunt of development and […]

Newsletter — June 2018

An Empowering  Foundation 7 Tips For Writing Church Bylaws  All too often a church’s bylaws exist only because of legal requirements, or only to prevent a church’s leadership from having too much control with not enough oversight. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. At Passion for Planting, we […]

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Why Pretty Much Every Church Leader Needs Marriage Counselling

By Sarah Piercy: I spent 10 years in the dating world searching for and imagining my perfect husband.  My husband spent 3 years married to someone else before he married me.  And he’s never casually dated.  Ever.  (The journey of each of our healing, redemption and love for one another is […]

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5 Reasons Your Church Should Do More Facebook Live Videos (And 16 Tips for Doing Them Well) – unSeminary

by Rich Birch: Is your church doing regular Facebook Live broadcasts? Why or why not? The popularity of this tool continues to grow and flourish, and it is a powerful communication method that your church should be taking advantage of. While the service has been around for almost three years, […]