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Category: Launch Strategy

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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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Resisting Spiritual Colonialism & Ambulance Chasing

By Daniel Im: For this month’s segment, Ed and I had the privilege of talking with Mark Jobe, Lead Pastor of New Life Community Church. New Life currently has over 20 locations in the Chicago-land area. Replanting and Restarting Having successfully launched 25 locations around Chicago, 14 of which were restarts, […]

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Why Gifting ISN’T Enough

by Peyton Jones: Church planting is the spiritual equivalent of Boot Camp.  You know why they have Boot Camp right?  It’s to weed out the sissies.  You’ve got to have grace, grit, and gumption to stay on and stick it out as a planter.  You need stamina. My biggest fear […]

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Church Planting & 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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Multisite Churches Are Training the Next Generation of Pastors

by Dave Travis: Pastoral training models are constantly evolving. In our continuing series (link to the previous here, here, and here) of nuggets discovered in our soon-to-be released report from Leadership Network/Portable Church Industries, we found that multisite congregations are 2.5 times more likely to have trained either a new campus […]

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Three Essentials for an Attractional Church Plant

By Drew Hyun: Over the past 40 years, the Christian church in America has been deeply impacted by the attractional church movement, a movement that emphasized for churches to be relatable and effective in reaching the unchurched. These attractional churches conducted services and programs in such a way that people would […]

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5 Ways Your Parking Lot Might be Holding Back the Redemptive Potential of Your Church

by Rich Birch: Believe it or not, your parking lot could be the thing that is holding back the potential of your church. In fact, your church might not be living up to its total calling because of what is happening at the parking lot. We call this site unSeminary. […]

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Bivocational Ministry as an Evangelism Opportunity

by Ed Stetzer: One of the most vital yet understudied streams of church ministers is the bivocational pastor. This is that pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor of a local church and in the secular marketplace. Already, more than one-third of all American pastors […]

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Episode 233: Planting a Portable Campus

by NewChurches.com: How do you find the best location for a portable church? In Episode 233 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss finding a location when launching a new campus. Here’s Jeff with today’s question: How soon should we start thinking about potential communities, facilities, and preparations for […]

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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 […]