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Category: Philosophy


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“Sanctified Disruption” A Millennial Conversation with Mingo Palacios

By John Poitevent: Recently, Leadership Network VP Greg Ligon and Innovate:NOW! Director John Poitevent talked with Mingo Palacios, Pastor of Evangelism and Culture at Saddleback Church. Drawing from his experience with young adults, “micro sites” and creative worship, Mingo shared his thoughts on the future of the church and how “sanctified disruption” might […]

Why Do We Plant Churches?

I care about church planting because my world was turned upside down by the Gospel. I encountered the truth and love of Jesus and it transformed my life. And since then, I have also seen the Gospel transform the lives of countless others. I just finished an 11-month church-planting residency with […]