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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? […]

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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, […]

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Episode 191: Protecting Church Members from Burnout

How do you protect your church members from getting burnt out? In Episode 191 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about some ways to avoid burnout for your church members. Here’s Allie with today’s question: How do you ensure that church members do not get burnt out in the […]

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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 […]

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What Do Highly Effective Organizations Measure?

by Dick Blanc: As we continue to introduce more and more large churches to our RoadMap process, we’ve found this introductory content to be extremely beneficial to leaders who are looking to understand what it takes to grow and lead high-performing organizations. Over the next few weeks we will be republishing […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Plant Churches Like Gerbils

By Jason Crandall: The Mindset We Need to Proliferate the Gospel in Church Planting When I was a teenager, my brother got two albino gerbils. If you aren’t familiar with this type of gerbil, they look a little like cute demons. They have white fur (the cute part) and red […]

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Episode 178: Filling the Role of the Campus Pastor

by Ed Stetzer & Daniel Im: How do you find the right campus pastor? In Episode 178 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about different tools to utilize when looking for a potential campus pastor. Here’s Chris with today’s question: What assessments would you recommend utilizing when trying to fill a […]

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Does Online Church Hurt Attendance at Your Physical Location?

By Warren Bird: Are you curious whether online church helps or hurts attendance at the physical locations of churches like yours? Overall, do you think the growth of online church been a good thing for the Christian movement? Or what about experimentation over microsites, such as “dinner church”? What kind […]