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Category: Launch Strategy


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 […]


12 Steps of a Multisite Launch Timeline

By Ethan Welch: So you’re thinking about laughing a new campus? There are many questions every church faces when exploring this opportunity. Topics like location, facility, staffing  timelines, and finances are all important to cover and address in the process. Let’s walk through 12 steps to help your new campus launch well. 1. Decision Early on, your […]


The Culture In The Middle

by Peyton Jones: The church planter called me up from Salt Lake City, Utah. He needed to talk about his culture. 99% of the nice side of town was affluent mormons, while the other side of the tracks was a shame based culture of failed mormons. He had been spinning his […]


Cities and Multiculturalism: Two Trends in Church Planting Today

By Ed Stetzer: I’ve written a lot on church planting. One of the things I’m continually reminded of is that as culture changes, so too does our strategy and methodology for planting churches. If we are focused on reaching people for Jesus, then we must be willing and able to plant […]


Episode 198: Planting with a Focus

How do you plant with a focus while avoiding exclusivity? In Episode 198 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss planting churches with a focus group in mind. Here’s Lee with today’s question: How can you communicate a desire to reach a certain group of people without your […]


10 Characteristics of Movemental Christianity

By Ed Stetzer:  In the West, if and when we see movements of churches planting 1,000 churches in their lifetime, ?then we believe the following ten characteristics will be present. Based on our observations, movemental Christianity will have some of these characteristics. 1) Prayer. Prayer will need to be more than? […]


Missional Community

By Daniel Im:  What is missional community? In an individualistic culture, the term missional community is strange and out of the norm. To put others before yourself, to step outside of your comfort zone, to risk the possibility of being rejected for the gospel … it seems like an odd lifestyle. However, […]


5 Essential Ingredients for Planting Purpose Driven Churches

by Brandon A. Cox: If the local church is the hope of the world… then we need more local churches. As I write this, I’m a couple of hours away from teaching a lab at Saddleback Church’s Hope Renewed conference on Planting Purpose Driven Churches. I’m a huge believer in the power […]


The Loneliness of Church Planting

by John Starke: For the last decade or so, there’s been a deepened interest in urban church planting. Young guys move into big cities with visions of planting “a church for the city.” They want to live in the neighborhoods that many evangelical churches attempted to escape in previous decades. […]


Church Planting across Ethnic Lines

by Joel Kurz: Nine years ago, my wife and I (both of us white) moved into a neighborhood where we were an ethnic minority. We wanted to plant a church. Over the years, our idealism has been crushed, we’ve hit rock bottom, experienced a rebirth of vision, and have slowly […]