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The Implications of Your Church Plant’s Vision

By Derek Hanna: Every church planter needs a vision. A vision of what God, through the gospel, can do in people’s lives, a vision of the communities that gospel could create, and a vision of the impact those communities could have on a world that needs the hope this gospel offers. […]

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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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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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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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7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led

By Ed Stetzer: Jesus did not come to be your leadership guru. He came to die on the cross, for your sin, and in your place. Yet, he did lead. And we can learn from how he led. If we look closely, we see that his leadership was wrapped in […]

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Episode 227: Getting Churches to Partner Financially

You have people, leaders, and a vision. What about finances? In Episode 227 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss co-planting and raising finances for your church plant. Here’s Stafford with today’s question: What are some of the best practices in partnering with other churches to launch a new […]

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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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What Would Jesus Disrupt and Other Articles Church Leaders Should Read

by Dave Travis: Here’s a collection of interesting, thought-provoking articles from around the web from recent weeks. For more links, check out our Flipboard magazines: Leadership Network Today, Leadership Network Deep Trends, and  Ideas to Implementation to Impact, where we curate the best in innovative ideas for church leaders. Multicultural Churches are Addressing […]

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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 […]