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Assimilation (27) 
  1. 126 downloads 

    Life Group (Small Group) Plan

    Use this template to create your plan for groups (life, small, connection, whatever-group).

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Template, Word
  2. 120 downloads 

    Preview Service Follow-Up Letter

    Easy to edit follow-up letter for those who participated in your preview service. Use this to get you started.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Outreach, Template, Word
  3. 104 downloads 

    Come As You Are

    They’re not formal…simply coming together into God’s presence, by Shelly Berryhill

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Models, Outreach, PDF
  4. 102 downloads 

    How to Develop a Next-Step Process

    The key to discipleship is always having a next step in the process. Here’s a brief how-to document.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Word
Branding (97) 
  1. 92 downloads 

    Sample Program

    An idea for displaying content in printed form, 4-page layout.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Brochure, Marketing, PDF
  2. 88 downloads 

    Get Connected Card

    Momentum church’s connection card

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Branding, PDF
  3. 87 downloads 

    Branding for Church Planters

    James Dalman presents, What is your church saying? Brand New! and Fresh

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    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, PDF
Calling (10) 
  1. 246 downloads 

    Church Planting Prayer Guide

    Here’s a 14-day guide to praying through your church planting preparation.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, Planter Health, Prayer Team, PDF, Template
  2. 109 downloads 

    Assessing Planters Fit

    It is best to get the right person ministering in the right place with the right plan.

    [Total: 1    Average: 1/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, PDF, Product
Case Studies (26) 
  1. 124 downloads 

    The Apex Story

    It’s important to be able to tell your story. Here’s an example to get you started.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Case Studies, Philosophy, PDF, Template
  2. 43 downloads 

    High Yield Planting

    Church Multiplication Centers: Best Practices from Churches that do High-Yield Church Planting, by Andy Williams

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Case Studies, PDF
  3. 28 downloads 

    Circuit Rider Church Planting Strategy

    Calling out the Called: A Church Planting Strategy of the Baptist Convention of PA/SJ

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    Categories and Tags:
    Case Studies, PDF
  4. 27 downloads 

    Twelve Case Studies

    This detailed 77-page document provides insight into details through the lens of 12 case studies.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Case Studies, PDF
Children (15) 
  1. 171 downloads 

    Equipment List

    Recommendations for equipment with estimated pricing to help you budget.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Equipment, Finances, Excel, Template
  2. 50 downloads 

    KidMo Room Leader Description

    Mini position description for children’s ministry room leader.

    [Total: 1    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Staffing, PDF, 125, Product
Coaching (7) 
  1. 58 downloads 

    Coaching

    Everyone needs a coach…even the church planter!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, Word
  2. 53 downloads 

    Coaching Church Planters

    Coaching church planters for growing healthy, Gospel centered churches, by P. Thomas Wood

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, PDF
  3. 48 downloads 

    Management Team Chairman Guidelines

    Must read for MT Team Chairman role. Help your Church Planter by leading well.

    [Total: 2    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, Finances, Leadership, Legal, Word
Demographics (12) 
  1. 218 downloads 

    Community Needs and Assets Survey Template

    Download and customize this community needs assessment survey.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Networking, Outreach, Template, Word
  2. 201 downloads 

    Demographics – Understanding Who You Will Reach

    Who’s there? What are their needs? How do needs translate to ministry?

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    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Launch Strategy, PDF, Presentation
  3. 188 downloads 

    Community Targeting

    Compassion by Design. Creating name recognition on purpose, attracting a launch team, getting started right.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Networking, Outreach, PDF
Discipleship (11) 
Equipment (6) 
  1. 171 downloads 

    Equipment List

    Recommendations for equipment with estimated pricing to help you budget.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Equipment, Finances, Excel, Template
  2. 149 downloads 

    Sample Equipment List [Portable Church]

    A listing of the kinds of equipment you’ll need that Portable Church Industries has to offer.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, PDF, Sample
  3. 65 downloads 

    Choosing the Right Equipment

    Scott Cougill, CEO, Portable Church Industries, Presentation from Expo 2014.

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    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Exponential, Presentation
  4. 56 downloads 

    Kinetic Church – Stuff We Bought

    Actual list of equipment purchased, over $36k. Gives you a great idea of what it cost to procure equipment.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Excel
Exponential (30) 
  1. 126 downloads 

    Building a Launch Team

    Dave Page’s presentation during Exponential 2014.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Launch Team, Presentation
  2. 112 downloads 

    Building a Launch Team – Handout

    Dave Page’s Word handout from Exponential 2014

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    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Launch Team, Word
Facility (16) 
  1. 174 downloads 

    Church Insurance Basics

    Church insurance is a complicated matter and can be expensive. Learn all you can first!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Finances, Staffing, Article, PDF
  2. 80 downloads 

    Facility Brainstorming List

    Adapted from a list by Portable Church Industries, this short list will save you a lot of headaches!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Excel, Template
Finances (23) 
  1. 336 downloads 

    Budget Template

    A worksheet to get you started on your budget. Advanced functionality.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Excel, Template
  2. 316 downloads 

    Staffing Strategy Template

    Read and complete this template to get your staffing strategy well underway!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Leadership, Staffing, Template, Word
  3. 174 downloads 

    Church Insurance Basics

    Church insurance is a complicated matter and can be expensive. Learn all you can first!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Finances, Staffing, Article, PDF
  4. 171 downloads 

    Equipment List

    Recommendations for equipment with estimated pricing to help you budget.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Equipment, Finances, Excel, Template
Fundraising (26) 
  1. 291 downloads 

    Fundraising Strategy Template

    Use this template to get you started on developing a fundraising strategy.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Template, Word
  2. 106 downloads 

    Letter to Friends and Family

    Dan Smith’s fundraising letter to family and friends (Momentum Christian Church).

    [Total: 1    Average: 3/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Template, Word, Product
  3. 99 downloads 

    Passion Church Launch Vision

    This is the vision packet for Passion Church in southeast Boise, ID.

    [Total: 1    Average: 4/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
Launch Strategy (54) 
  1. 548 downloads 

    Launch Strategy Template

    Fill-in-the-blank document you can use to create your launch strategy. A must-have resource!

    [Total: 1    Average: 2/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Template, Word, Product
  2. 402 downloads 

    Sample Launch Strategy [Columbia Heights]

    This is an actual strategy document (16 pages) to use as a sample.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  3. 314 downloads 

    New Church Planning Checklist

    A comprehensive list of 400+ tasks, the basis for PlanterPlan.

    [Total: 2    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Excel, Product
  4. 237 downloads 

    Opening Day Expectations Template

    Define what opening day looks like — explicitly. Use this template (with form fields) to set achievable goals.

    [Total: 1    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word, Product
Launch Team (19) 
  1. 126 downloads 

    Sample Community Networking Interview Questions

    A list of questions you can ask civic leaders and influencers when you network with them.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Leadership, Networking, Outreach, PDF, Sample
  2. 126 downloads 

    Building a Launch Team

    Dave Page’s presentation during Exponential 2014.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Launch Team, Presentation
Leadership (18) 
  1. 336 downloads 

    Bylaws Template

    Editable version of Bylaws in MS Word format. Always consult with an attorney!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Legal, Template, Word
  2. 316 downloads 

    Staffing Strategy Template

    Read and complete this template to get your staffing strategy well underway!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Leadership, Staffing, Template, Word
  3. 191 downloads 

    Community Networking Strategy Template

    Download this template to work through how you’ll meet with leaders & influencers in your community.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Networking, Outreach, Template, Word
Legal (17) 
  1. 463 downloads 

    Articles of Incorporation Template

    Template to help you develop your business related documents. This is not legal advice. Always consult an attorney.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Template, Word
  2. 336 downloads 

    Bylaws Template

    Editable version of Bylaws in MS Word format. Always consult with an attorney!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Legal, Template, Word
  3. 140 downloads 

    Conflict of Interest Policy

    Protect the church’s interest when entering into a business arrangement.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Template, Word
  4. 57 downloads 

    Housing Allowance Form

    Housing Allowance worksheet used to help compute taxable base for the Pastor’s salary.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Template, Word
Marketing (36) 
  1. 318 downloads 

    Marketing Strategy Template

    Fill in the blank template to get you started on your Marketing Strategy

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Template, Word
Ministry Teams (9) 
Networking (12) 
  1. 336 downloads 

    Sample Outreach Ideas

    New for 2017! Here’s our 2-page list of ideas for outreach. Use this to get your creative juices flowing!

    [Total: 1    Average: 4/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Networking, Outreach, Excel, Product
  2. 218 downloads 

    Community Needs and Assets Survey Template

    Download and customize this community needs assessment survey.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Networking, Outreach, Template, Word
  3. 191 downloads 

    Community Networking Strategy Template

    Download this template to work through how you’ll meet with leaders & influencers in your community.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Networking, Outreach, Template, Word
Outreach (33) 
  1. 336 downloads 

    Sample Outreach Ideas

    New for 2017! Here’s our 2-page list of ideas for outreach. Use this to get your creative juices flowing!

    [Total: 1    Average: 4/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Networking, Outreach, Excel, Product
  2. 322 downloads 

    Outreach Strategy Template

    Putting a church outreach strategy together is an intentional process. Use this template!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, Word
  3. 218 downloads 

    Community Needs and Assets Survey Template

    Download and customize this community needs assessment survey.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Networking, Outreach, Template, Word
Philosophy (89) 
  1. 298 downloads 

    Sample Core Values [New Life]

    Check out some real-life core values from New Life Christian Church (Chantilly, VA).

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF, Sample
  2. 237 downloads 

    Opening Day Expectations Template

    Define what opening day looks like — explicitly. Use this template (with form fields) to set achievable goals.

    [Total: 1    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word, Product
  3. 160 downloads 

    Sample Launch Vision [Common Ground]

    Launch vision booklet for Common Ground church plant near Seattle.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, PDF, Sample
Planter Health (3) 
  1. 246 downloads 

    Church Planting Prayer Guide

    Here’s a 14-day guide to praying through your church planting preparation.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, Planter Health, Prayer Team, PDF, Template
Prayer Team (8) 
  1. 246 downloads 

    Church Planting Prayer Guide

    Here’s a 14-day guide to praying through your church planting preparation.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, Planter Health, Prayer Team, PDF, Template
  2. 240 downloads 

    Prayer Team Strategy Template

    No partner is more important that prayer partners. This a top priority. Modify this document for YOUR prayer team!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Prayer Team, Template, Word
  3. 138 downloads 

    Prayer Team Sign-Up

    Simple form to modify and use for building your prayer team.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Prayer Team, Template, Word
Preaching (4) 
  1. 36 downloads 

    Pre-Conference – Church Planter Training

    Dale Spaulding’s presentation at Exponential East 2016, Launching a New Church Pre-Conference

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Preaching, Training, Presentation
  2. 26 downloads 

    12 Months of Preaching Schedules

    Sermon features for pastors to build into their sermons, and sermon videos in a sermon library for inspiration.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Preaching, Worship Planning, Excel
  3. 19 downloads 

    How The Story Was Developed

    If you’re looking for the backstory on The Story, here’s a brief document from the source!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Discipleship, Preaching, PDF
  4. 19 downloads 

    How to Preach the Upper Story and Lower Story

    Consider the overarching theme of The Story, the Upper Story and Lower Story — some advice from the publisher.

    [Total: 1    Average: 5/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Preaching, PDF
Staffing (39) 
  1. 316 downloads 

    Staffing Strategy Template

    Read and complete this template to get your staffing strategy well underway!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Leadership, Staffing, Template, Word
  2. 174 downloads 

    Church Insurance Basics

    Church insurance is a complicated matter and can be expensive. Learn all you can first!

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Finances, Staffing, Article, PDF
  3. 57 downloads 

    Leadership Matrix – Descriptions

    List of positions and brief descriptions.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
Training (13) 
  1. 98 downloads 

    The Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Planting a Church

    An Interview with church planter Drew Field.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Training, PDF
Worship Planning (6) 
  1. 102 downloads 

    Create the Worship Experience

    Key questions to ask for whom, for what and when we are creating worship experiences.

    [Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
    Categories and Tags:
    Ministry Teams, Worship Planning, Word