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The Next Landscape Shifting Movement in Churches

If you could identify every single person in your community who would respond favorably to an invitation to your church, would you? Now you can. If you could identify every single person in your community who would respond favorably to an invitation to your church, would you? Now you can. We […]

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Episode 232: Planting with a Multigenerational Approach

by NewChurches.com: How do you encourage age diversity in your new campus? In Episode 232 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the need for multiple generations in a church body, and how to encourage that as you plant a new campus or church. Here’s Tim with today’s question: […]

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Free Community Mapping Tools Part 2: School Boundary Maps

by Patrick Bradley: Falling in love with your community can be easy; doing the hard work of really getting to know it can take more effort. Here’s another free tool to help you learn your community: school boundary maps. One of the challenges of demographics research is cutting through the […]

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4 Myths that Keep College Students from Joining a Church

by Jim Davis: It’s more than a month into the semester and some first-year college students are narrowing down their church search. If that’s you, you’re in a small minority of college students, so well done! Most church-going college students never join a church during their time away, electing either […]

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What Would Jesus Disrupt and Other Articles Church Leaders Should Read

by Dave Travis: Here’s a collection of interesting, thought-provoking articles from around the web from recent weeks. For more links, check out our Flipboard magazines: Leadership Network Today, Leadership Network Deep Trends, and  Ideas to Implementation to Impact, where we curate the best in innovative ideas for church leaders. Multicultural Churches are Addressing […]

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Use these 4 Free Community Mapping Tools

by Patrick Bradley: Use these free community mapping tools to help you do the hard missionary work of learning your community. Taking notes and marking things down on a saved online map will become invaluable as your network, serve and get the word out in your community. Radius Around an […]

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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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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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Tips for Launching Your Next Church

/row by Leadership Network: How many of these questions are your church’s senior leadership team asking…… How will you identify and develop internal leaders for your next church plant? Will going multisite exhaust your church’s leaders and staff? Should you build new or use existing space for your next church […]

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Planting Churches in a Multiethnic Context

By Ray Chang: To understand what is a multiethnic church, we need to understand what multiethnic means. We also must understand the vision that God has for His church and where that vision comes from. What is a multiethnic church? Multiethnic is when a church is composed of one primary language […]