Category: Planter Health
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 […]
When Does a Management Team Win?
By Patrick Bradley: What is the end game for a church plant Management Team? When does a Management Team win? Understanding the Management Team win is important in recruiting team members and in keeping everyone shooting at the same target. You’ll have a Management Team for several years and even […]
Church Planting with Kids
By Stephanie McGraw: If you’re a parent and ministry worker, you know how hard it can be to juggle the responsibilities of family and church. On one hand, you have your church family who looks to you for spiritual guidance and wisdom, and on the other, you have your family at […]
How to Be Successful Like David Brainerd
by Brandon A. Cox: How do you define success? Most of us think about our net worth, our ranking at work, or our preparedness for a blissful and happy retirement. The problem with success, defined in conventional terms, is that it’s usually a moving target. I create a sort of […]
What is a Church Plant Management Team?
By Patrick Bradley: Autonomous church planters should come under the authority of a church plant Management Team. Here’s what a Management Team is: The New Testament makes a strong case for congregations being overseen by a plurality of Elders. But when you’re starting a new church from scratch, you won’t […]
Why Busy Leaders Make Bad Leaders
by Carey Nieuwhof: Ask a lot of people how they are, and they’ll shoot you a single word answer: Busy. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that’s a pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people tell me they’re busy. What does that really accomplish in the first place? Nothing. How […]
Wielding the Double-Edged Sword
By Daniel Im: Q&A Webinar with Eric Mason Our Q&A Webinars are a monthly segment designed for Plus Members to hear from leading experts in church planting, multisite, leadership, and multiplication. For this month’s segment, Ed and I talk with Eric Mason, Senior Pastor at Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, […]