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Episode 217: Am I too old to Plant a Church? 

by NewChurches.com: How old is too old to be a church planter? In Episode 217 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what it takes to be a church planter, and if age has anything to do with it. Here’s Randy with today’s question: I am in my mid […]

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Challenges to Becoming a Multicultural Church

By Ed Stetzer: One of the biggest issues in our culture is race relations. I write about it often, and the latest #Charlottesville incident reminds us of the brokenness we face in this area. One of the biggest knocks on the Church is that 11:00 on Sunday morning is still the most segregated […]

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Episode 216: Church Planting Assessments

by NewChurches.com: How important are church planting assessments? In Episode 216 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss church planting assessments. Here’s Casey with today’s question: How do you prepare for a church planting assessment? How do you advise someone who did not do well on the assessment? In […]

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Fall In, Church Planter!

by Peyton Jones: Church Planter, I want to congratulate you for the journey that you’re about to go on. You’re about to enlist yourself as a soldier in God’s frontline kingdom advance.In WW2, Dwight Eisenhower, along with our European allies, were faced with the daunting task of taking Europe back from […]

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3 Keys to Increasing Church Planting Capacity in Denominations

by Ed Stetzer: A generation of Christians that has grown up with microwaves is also sold on the idea of movements. But rarely do these things go together. Movements are not instantaneous—they can explode (that’s what makes them movements) but they don’t just show up. It takes time to see if […]

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The Value of Church Planter Assessment and Boot Camps

By Ed Stetzer: Planting a church is hard enough. It is more difficult when the planter doesn’t have solid support and resources. And we’re not talking about money here. Church planter development is a crucial element to giving new churches a real chance to succeed. I’m a big believer in facts […]

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3 Overlooked Qualities of a Successful Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley: There are some qualities that are in the job description of church planting. The church planter should be a qualified minister and have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are also overlooked qualities that are mentioned less often but are very important to becoming a successful church planter. 1. Have an […]

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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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My Top 5 Church Planting Lessons

By Shawn Lovejoy: As I reflect on my church planting experience at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, Georgia, I am often amazed at how much God did and how much I learned through the process – and the ups and downs! As I reflect on everything that’s happened in my […]

Church Planter Assessment

Church planting is not for everyone. It requires a unique calling and gifting. If our goal is to plant healthy multiplying churches, we need to start with healthy leaders. Assessment helps affirm those leaders. Passion for Planting’s Assessment Center combines a pre-screening process along with a formal on-site assessment to evaluate a […]