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5 Steps for Leading Yourself as a Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley:  There are many resources provided to Christian pastors that instruct how to lead your church well or lead your family well. However, there seems to be a lack of advice when it comes to leading yourself well. If you’re not leading yourself well, you can’t lead your […]

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5 Mistakes I Made as a Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley:  Many people share in the success stories of their church plants. Many church planters are quick to tell you the great things happening at their current campus. As encouraging as those stories are, it’s equally as important to hear about the mistakes that people made in their […]

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3 Ways Great Leaders Handle Tough Circumstances Differently

by Carey Nieuwhof: Circumstances. You face them every day, you are always reacting to them–positively or negatively. Think about it. What situations in your life do you wish would change right now? A different work environment that doesn’t suck the life out of you Better health A happier marriage A closer […]

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Are You an Organizational Leader or a Shepherd? (10 Easy Ways To Tell)

by Carey Nieuwhof: So are you an organizational leader, or are you more of a relational leader—a shepherd? It’s an interesting question, and a highly polarizing one in the church today. Ditto for this blog. Just check out the impassioned comments on this post, where I argue the church today […]

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The Blessings and Burdens of A Church Planter’s Wife

by Gloria Furman: No two church planting wives are the same. Our unique church contexts, seasons, personalities, challenges, gifts, perspectives, and preferences could fill volumes. WHAT’S DIFFERENT If you sat down for chai with Ananya in Ahmedabad and asked her to discuss the blessings and burdens of being a church […]

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Discipleship and the Gift of Desperation

by Nate Larkin: The Bible doesn’t tell us much about the original twelve disciples before Jesus called them. Their personal histories are vague, but there is one thing that we can say with confidence about all of the apostles: these men would not have made the radical decision to walk away […]

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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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How to Stop Saying I’m Sorry To Your Family

by Frank Bealer:  I have several friends from Canada and whenever we get together I’ve noticed they tend to apologize for everything. They say sorry even when the fault is clearly not their own. It’s unnecessary if you ask me, but it could explain why our neighbors to the north […]

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My Top 5 Church Planting Lessons

By Shawn Lovejoy: As I reflect on my church planting experience at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, Georgia, I am often amazed at how much God did and how much I learned through the process – and the ups and downs! As I reflect on everything that’s happened in my […]

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Eight Major Changes in Churches the Past Ten Years 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. 1. Eight Major Changes […]