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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 […]

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Church Planting is Hard

by Peyton Jones: Paul was a man on the move, like a gospel Navy Seal, he would infiltrate a culture, and with deadly efficiency, complete his objective, nail his target, and he was gone with a splash as he moved on to the next one. The glass slipper of a mega church […]

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CHURCH ZERO

by Peyton Jones: When Jesus ascended with His work unfinished, He knew that no one person was going to be able to follow in His wake. The five kitbags each represent a specific skillset necessary for a church leadership team, like a sapper, sniper, commando, Navy SEAL, and heavy weapons […]

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Unique to Your Gifts, Passions and Walk with Christ

Written by Bobby Harrington and Greg Wiens: Your ability to make disciples is not dependent on personality, position, knowledge, education, age ethnicity, background, season of life, or your score on this disciple maker assessment. Your disciple making ability is not dependent on your gifts, passions and walk with Christ. There are […]

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Resisting Spiritual Colonialism & Ambulance Chasing

By Daniel Im: For this month’s segment, Ed and I had the privilege of talking with Mark Jobe, Lead Pastor of New Life Community Church. New Life currently has over 20 locations in the Chicago-land area. Replanting and Restarting Having successfully launched 25 locations around Chicago, 14 of which were restarts, […]

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Why Gifting ISN’T Enough

by Peyton Jones: Church planting is the spiritual equivalent of Boot Camp.  You know why they have Boot Camp right?  It’s to weed out the sissies.  You’ve got to have grace, grit, and gumption to stay on and stick it out as a planter.  You need stamina. My biggest fear […]

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Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity

by Ed Stetzer: One of the most vital yet understudied streams of church ministers is the bivocational pastor. This is that pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor of a local church and in the secular marketplace. Already, more than one-third of all American pastors […]

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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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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 […]