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7 Pivotal Shifts That Will Revolutionize The Church In 2018

by Peyton Jones: Ever since I accidentally planted a church in a Starbucks, I’ve been on a quest. Arthur sent his knight errant in pursuit of the Holy Grail, whereas I am on a perpetual search for a link to what Paul did in the first century. Something Apostolic. Something that will break […]

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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 […]

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Bivocational Research

By Daniel Im: An integral part of research is gathering data. These numbers tell us a story. At LifeWay Research, McConnell, along with others, gathers information about culture and the church and uses that data to help the church understand the culture in which we today. This quantitative research gives them […]

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Church Planting and Differentiation

by Ralph Moore: Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being different may open otherwise hostile hearts and minds. We face a rising generation more interested in healing hurts and sustaining resources than they […]

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From Preview to Launch

By Ron Sylvia: Have you ever attended a private movie screening or sneak preview? It’s a promotion strategy to create a buzz of excitement around a new movie before its general release. Similarly, one of the most effective strategies for starting a new church is the Preview Service. Like a private […]

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Episode 220: Mother-Daughter Church Plants

by NewChurches.com: What does a healthy relationship between a mother-daughter church plant look like? In Episode 220 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the relationship and logistics of mother-daughter church plants. Here’s Greg with today’s question: What kind of time, energy, and resources should a mother church give […]

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Strong Leaders Mine “Crisis” Moments

by Ralph Moore: Leadership is a funny thing. Often it requires little more than looking at a situation from a different angle. Good leaders do this well. When dealing with “crisis” moments we can either let them beat us up, or we can mine them for the gems hidden within. Leaders […]

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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 […]