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7 Signs Your Church Is (Finally) Reaching Unchurched People

by Carey Nieuwhof: So as a church leader you have a desire to reach new people with the good news of Jesus. But how do you know your church is really finally (truly) reaching the unchurched? First, you can (and should) use data to find out whether you are attracting transfer […]

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Balancing Three Factors

by Peyton Jones: Ninjas don’t have a lot of decisions to make. They don’t get to pick what color to wear. For ninjas black is always the new black. However, to a bivocational ninja there are career choices to be made. There are three factors of choosing a career path that […]

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Episode 285: How to Help Your Spouse Be Prepared for Planting

by NewChurches.com: How can I help my wife be prepared for church planting? In Episode 285 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss helpful things to consider when preparing your wife for the task of planting. Here’s today’s questions: As planters, we get the brunt of development and […]

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7 Very Possible Reasons You’re Losing Your Audience When You Speak

by Carey Nieuwhof: If there’s one thing you never set out to be as a leader or communicator, it’s to lose the audience. And yet everyone who communicates, preaches or even tries to persuade someone of an idea has discovered that sinking sense that you’ve lost them. You’re just not connecting and you […]

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Urban Church Planting Through Theater And Community Gardens: An Interview With Deb Walkemeyer

by Peyton Jones: Welcome to Season 8 Episode 12 of the Hardcore Church Planting Podcast with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell. In this episode, I interviewed Deb Walkemeyer. To get straight to listening Click Here and to download in iTunes click here.Deb serves as Co-Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, […]

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On Being A Blessing To Your Community

by Peyton Jones: This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss how to be a blessing to your community. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. First thing’s first, what does it mean to be a blessing. In my view it means, what can you you do to […]

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Pushing into Places of Conflict for the Good of the Kingdom

By Ed Stetzer: There is a big difference between talking with someone and talking about someone. Yet Christian organizations, churches, and families are full of people talking behind each other’s backs. When conflicts arise—and they will—as leaders we frequently skirt around the necessity of dealing directly with each other. We may […]

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Trends of Kids Ministry

By Daniel Im: Like anything in life, trends come and go. Fads become popular and soon pass. Kids ministry is not immune to popular trends. Media-driven ministry is popular one day and group ministry is popular the next. Fortunately, there is one ministry that started as a trend but is here […]

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Is Your Church Plant Making a Difference?

By Shelley G. Trebesch: Two to four years into a church plant? How do you know the church is making a difference? Courageous enough to seriously ask? How do we know our ministries, whether preaching, outreach, serving the poor, children’s programs, or life groups, make a difference? Measuring impact tends to […]

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3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model

by Brandon A. Cox: We’re so “ether-or” in our viewpoints, aren’t we? We have a tendency to form an opinion, stake a position, and defend it against anything that looks different. Tension can be good. Out of tension flows a creative discussion and differences of opinion that force us to […]