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To Build, Buy, Lease or Rent…that IS the question

.et_post_meta_wrapper by Tim Cool: To be or not to be…is no longer the question. For many churches, the burning question is what to do with facilities and do we even need to own a facility. This used to be a question that only church planters were asking. When you are first […]

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7 Early Warning Signs That Your Church Has A “Front Door” Problem

by Rich Birch: How do you know if you aren’t attracting enough people to your church? If your church has plateaued or is in decline, is the problem that you’re not attracting enough visitors or that you aren’t keeping those who are already attending? What signs will lead you to […]

Newsletter — October 2018

Why Plant Churches How Effective is Church Planting  In Church Planting For A Greater Harvest Dr. Peter Wagner famously declared, “the single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches.” We’re with Wagner on that one! We believe starting new churches is the best way to reach the lost, […]

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11 Church Plant Health Insurance Options (yes, eleven!)

by Patrick Bradley: Turns out there are lots of church plant health insurance options. It’s still a little complicated, but you have more options than ever to choose from. Here’s an overview as a springboard to your research. If you’re a new church hiring staff or an established church that’s […]

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Generate Curiosity for Discipleship

by Regi Campbell: Human beings and cockroaches are the only two animals that gamble. Ivan Pavlov’s experiments proved that responses become predictable with consistent reinforcement. Very predictable. Except . . . sometimes, we human beings will make an unpredictable decision: “Hmm, I wonder if this might be the one time the […]

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16 (Nearly Free) Ways to Increase Community Awareness of Your Church

by Rich Birch: If the people in your community don’t know that your church exists, they won’t ever join your church. If nobody in your city is aware of your church’s services or Sunday gatherings, you’ve lost a chance to connect those people to your discipleship process. A frequently overlooked […]

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6 Things NOT to Do Just Before Your Church Plant Launch

by Patrick Bradley: The time just before your church plant launch can be an exciting but stressful time. So why would you want to pile up more stress on top? I’ve seen church planters weather some tough life events in the first few years of a church plant. I think […]

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Shifting From Inviting To to Inviting Along

by Jason C. Dukes: We are only able to understand what someone is communicating to us by using the way of thinking and understanding that comes naturally to us. We process through our current paradigm, not the paradigm of the person proposing something to us. Such is the case with […]

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Filtering + Accountability + Humility: How to Protect You and Your Family from Internet Pornography

by Brandon A. Cox: Most of the conversations I have with men that go deep and personal pertain to lust and online pornography. Sometimes it’s deeper and even darker, especially when porn has created the illusion that people (especially women) are mere objects to be stared at and lusted after […]

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Mental Health and Our Pastors: The Elephant in the Room

by Ron Edmondson: We were all stunned by the death of Lead Pastor Andrew Stoecklein from California. Pastor Stocklein’s wife wrote an incredible tribute to her husband on her blog and I posted it to my personal Facebook page. The response was overwhelming. I was encouraged by the compassion people shared. […]