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5 Reasons Why Engagement is the New Church Attendance

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you track attendance at your church (and who doesn’t), the vast majority of church leaders are tracking numbers that probably bother them. That can lead into a death spiral of trying to drive greater attendance, only to discover more disappointment down the road. The mission of the […]

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The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

by Steve Jennings: We have an insatiable desire for fast results and quick fixes. Over the years I’ve lived overseas, it’s become clear that this yearning has touched our missions methods as well. As I’ve read books on missions and sat through seminars, I can’t help but sense that we’re […]

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We Lose Men to Save Men

by Peyton Jones: I have to warn you about this God of ours.  I’ll let you in on a little secret about Him.  He cares a lot about the people out there.  So much so, that he’d sacrifice His own son to reach them…and he’d sacrifice you. Let me say that […]

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7 Things That Will Drive Future Church Growth

by Carey Nieuwhof: You got into church leadership because you wanted to introduce people to Jesus. That’s pretty much how all of us begin, isn’t it? And yet every year, it seems to get harder to reach people. It’s not for lack of effort. Most church leaders try hard, pray hard […]

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6 Dirty Secrets about Multisite Churches That (Almost) No-one is Talking About

by Rich Birch: Is your church considering going multisite? It would seem like every church leader I talk with is wrestling with this approach on reaching new communities. Studies have shown that basically every growing church is either already multisite or actively looking into it. I’ve been a practitioner of this […]

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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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Episode 255: Tim Keller on The Vanishing Neighbor & Polarization

by NewChurches.com: In cities today, people are dividing more often than uniting and coming together. In Episode 255 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we wanted to share snippets of Tim Keller’s talk at our last Church Planting Fellowship Network in November 2017 where he shared 5 trends in urban cities. […]

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Become a Level 5 Disciple Maker

by Bobby Harrington: Discipleship.org and Exponential pulled together top national disciple making leaders to map out 5 levels of disciple making. Our model shows people moving from conversion where a person starts as a spiritual infant (level 1) on up through levels 2 and 3 to reach level 4, a personal disciple […]

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The Top Book Recommendations of 12 Disciple Making Leaders

by Bobby Harrington: Discipleship.org asked the leaders of 12 Disciple Making ministries that partner with us to share their top 2 book recommendations. We told everyone to assume the recommendations of two classics: The Master Plan of Evangelism, by Robert Coleman and The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We also […]

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How to Transform a Community

By Rich Perez: One of the great and worthy causes of church planting is the desire to influence neighborhoods and cities for the gospel of Jesus. We long to shape the hearts of our friends, families, and neighbors, and by doing so to shape the systems and structures of our cities. […]