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Advance – Five New Reasons Why You DO Want to Launch that New Church or Campus

By Warren Bird: What did leaders from more than 1,500 new churches or multisite campuses tell us about what they’ve learned and experienced? “8 Launch Wins,” our newly released report gives you wisdom from comparing various approaches and circumstances. Here is the infographic from the richly illustrated report, which is […]

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What Do Highly Effective Organizations Measure?

by Dick Blanc: As we continue to introduce more and more large churches to our RoadMap process, we’ve found this introductory content to be extremely beneficial to leaders who are looking to understand what it takes to grow and lead high-performing organizations. Over the next few weeks we will be republishing […]

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How to Write a Church Donor Acknowledgement Letter

by Patrick Bradley: When a business or individual donates something, send them a church donor acknowledgement letter for their tax records. A local coffee shop has generously offered to provide coffee and muffins for your workers at a community service event. How exciting! All they want in return is a […]

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Innovate:NOW! Radical Generosity Recap

By John Poitevent: Our April Innovate:NOW! gathering focused on Radical Generosity. Church leaders from around the country gained valuable insight from stewardship experts and learned from the real-life experiences of pastors who have seen breakthroughs in giving. We received so much great feedback from Chris Willard’s opening talk on Creating a Culture […]

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Church Plant Equipment Cost vs Time Diagram

by Patrick Bradley: Church planters pay for their church plant equipment somewhere on this church plant equipment cost vs time diagram: The bar continues to be set high for producing worship gatherings here in the US. Lights, sound and projection all come at a cost. To some extent, you get […]

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Episode 170: Raising Funds Post Launch

by Ed Stetzer & Daniel Im: Your church has already launched, but you’re still in need of funds. What now? In episode 170 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about some ways to fill financial gaps post launch. Here’s Byron with today’s question: How do you raise funds after the church […]

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12 Church Sub-Calendars You Need Today

Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight […]

The New Offering Basket

We live in the age of the internet. This is why large retail stores like Macy’s and Wal-Mart are closing physical locations and investing more resources into their e-commerce departments. They know they have to do this in order to compete with internet based companies like Amazon. If they don’t […]

Health Care Insurance Options

At Passion for Planting we believe it’s wise for church planters to have health care coverage for their whole family. It is also now a non-negotiable for the US government: under the Affordable Care Act, everyone must have health insurance or pay fines. Health insurance is expensive, so how can […]

Timing Is Everything: Why Your Pre-launch Phase Matters

I’m an ENTP. That’s not an abbreviation for entrepreneur, but it could be. It’s my Myers-Briggs personality profile. Statistically speaking, most church planters tend to be ENTP or a similar profile, with a knack for starting new things and the gumption to dream big. But often what accompanies the “typical” […]