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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 […]

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How to make your church Gospel-Centered

by Mark Dever: Here are 15 practical things you can do to help keep your church Gospel-centered. Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever. Source: How to make your […]

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A Conversation with Joel Southerland about Social Media and Evangelism: Podcast 221

by Nils Smith: If there is one thing that we keep on hearing from our church leaders who use social media, it’s that “Social media is a tool for evangelism!” – and it’s something that most of us agree with. The rest of the details, however, often do not follow. […]

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6 Great Reasons to Network in Your Community

by Patrick Bradley: Networking is when you’re meeting with civic officials, business leaders, community groups, nonprofits, etc. Here are 6 great reasons to go network in your community today. I’m sure I don’t have hard numbers to prove it, but I would argue that there’s a tangible difference in the […]

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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 […]

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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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Why Attending Church No Longer Makes Sense

by Carey Nieuwhof: The trend is practically universal: fewer people are attending church every year. You might have even asked the question yourself. Why bother? There are many reasons why that’s happening (I outline 10 here), but I think it’s increasingly evident that it no longer makes sense to attend […]

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Your Message Matters, So Keep Telling Your Story

by Brandon A. Cox: Scott walked away from God nearly a decade ago and became an agnostic. Cheryl spent those years praying for a miracle but living in a spiritual mismatch. A couple of weeks ago, Scott came back home because he could no longer deny the reality that God […]

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How to Manage Multiple Communication Channels

by Patrick Bradley: You’ve probably run into this: you want to send out a newsletter or important announcement but some people prefer email, some text and some social media. Who has time to manage multiple communication channels? One of the ironies of our age of communication is that communicating as […]

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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, […]