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Passion for Planting Blog

Church planting in our ultra-modern context is dynamic, challenging and in a lot of ways overwhelming. Many times we find ourselves with more resources than we know what to do with. How do you decide which is best? What worked for one church might not fit your situation.

It’s important to stay current on issues, but who has time when you’re in the middle of planting or growing a new church? One way to keep tuned in is through short blog posts that answer specific questions with a relatively well-focus idea that gets to the point, provides some links and puts a period at the end of a few sentences.

You’re not going to find a book here, though we’ll probably recommend several!  You will find targeted topics that we hope are relevant and timely to support your ministry in your environment. We hope you’ll find these posts useful and encourage you to comment here or contact us if you have specific questions.


P4P Blog

  • Equipping Parents To Lead Spiritually

    Which Children’s Ministry goal is hardest for a church plant to achieve? Church plants have an inherent problem fulfilling one of the most common goals in children’s ministry. It’s the goal that states, “Parents are equipped to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children.” This is a great and worthy goal, one that most read more…

  • Thanks for a Great Year!

    It’s hard to believe, but we’re just about to wrap up 2016! This has been a fantastic year on many fronts and we want to take a moment and say thanks to all of you for being part of this incredible journey we call church planting. Thanks for what you do every day to bring the read more…

  • What preaching pathway works best for the early years of a church plant?

    Use the first 3 years to establish your church and establish your people. Adopt flexible preaching pathways that free the pastor to lead. Preaching in the early years of a church plant establish the DNA of the church and establish a solid foundation for the people you attract. Or perhaps not! The difference between the read more…

  • The New Offering Basket

    We live in the age of the internet. This is why large retail stores like Macy’s and Wal-Mart are closing physical locations and investing more resources into their e-commerce departments. They know they have to do this in order to compete with internet based companies like Amazon. If they don’t they’ll be obsolete within a read more…

  • Gaining Momentum in the Midst of Turmoil

    Transitions can be awkward! Much is written about the more awkward church transitions – going from one service to two, growing from a school gymnasium to your own building, starting up a new campus. And perhaps the most awkward transitions of all are those that take you from nothing to something – from no youth read more…