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Category: Tutorial

Planter Tutorial

1. Getting Started Where do you start? There is so much that must happen from the time you show interest in planting a church up through launch day. This church planting tutorial (and our free resources, our online planning system and our full-service support) are all aimed at helping a church planter launch […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 23. Final Thoughts

Here are some suggested items check out after completing this tutorial: Free Resources – This is a comprehensive list of free church planting resources including our template new church launch plan with over 400 actions and our new church equipment list. Philosophy of Ministry – Work through the development of your church’s […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 22. Exponential

Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We equip movement makers with actionable principles, ideas and solutions. Exponential Conference: Exponential hosts the largest gatherings of church planters on the planet with opportunities to learn from exceptional leaders in church planting […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 21. Legacy / Restart

Very little has been written on the subject of church restarts or church relaunching.   Slightly more literature has been written on turnaround churches, but the pool of resources are very limited.  This tutorial provides some basics and explains the differences between relaunching, restarting and renewing / turnaround. Why do churches […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 20. Multisite

Every week over 5 million people attend one of the 5,000+ multisite churches across North America. For many churches multisite is the answer to the need for expanding the Kingdom, especially in concentrated areas of population. There are many great resources for you at Exponential.org, but let’s look at a few […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 19. Suggested Reading

The following is a suggested reading list for Church Planters:

Church Planting Tutorial: 18. Staffing

Hiring Staff is one of the most important things you will do in church planting.  Spend the necessary time doing your homework.  Don’t cut corners.  Check out this Top-5 List of Staffing Mistakes made by church planters: Waiting too long to hire (i.e., until you think you can afford it) – growing […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 17. Facilities

Finding a meeting place is a major task for most new churches. Buying or even leasing a facility in the beginning is not possible for the church plant, so you will likely need to look at an assortment of leasing and renting options. Here are a few of the most […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 16. Equipment

Equipment represents a significant percentage of total expenses for a new church.  Simply managing the list of required equipment can be a daunting task.  Consider taking the following actions: 1. Equipment List – Visit the experts at Portable Church Industries (PCI) or Church on Wheels to get started and learn more about equipment requirements.  Also download […]

Church Planting Tutorial: 15. Outreach

Outreach events are great opportunities for establishing name recognition and starting conversations with people in the community. You need to know 1) what your community needs most, 2) what types of events you can effectively deliver with the resources you have to support those needs and 3) the ability to plan […]