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Prepare Before You Pursue

Church planters are a passionate bunch. We’re not surprised that once inspired to plant, the temptation is to immediately dive into the deep end of the pool. If that’s where you are, take a deep breath, slow down, and make sure you’re equipped for the journey ahead. Understand that vision […]

Newsletter March 2022

Turning Vision Into Reality Developing Foundational Documents The Easy Way   You probably didn’t get into ministry so you could develop or refine church bylaws. You signed up to reach the lost with the Gospel. At Passion for Planting, we want church planters focused on making disciples, not church charters. That’s […]


Outreach Ideas

Do you remember when Covid-19 forced us to stay at home and observe physical distancing protocols if we dared venture out into public spaces? For some introverts this was an answer to prayer, but for most people it was torture. All the physical distancing and time away from friends and […]

Newsletter February 2022

Is Preaching Still Relevant? Eliminate Boring Sermons   Have you ever struggled with writer’s block while working on a sermon? Have you every found yourself yawning while reviewing it? Honest preachers have. So, what do you do when your creative juices stop flowing and your sermon is putting you to […]

Newsletter January 2022

Looking Forward Preparing for 2050   During most of the 20th century the Eastman Kodak company dominated the film industry. For over one hundred years the company was at the top of its industry. All of that changed, however, in the late 1990’s as film sales began to plummet due […]

Newsletter December 2021

The Priority of Prayer Prayer Team Strategy Template   No team you develop will be more important than your intercessory prayer team. There will be no partner more important, no project more significant than the army of prayer warriors you recruit to intercede for your church plant. Getting your prayer […]

Newsletter November 2021

Fueling Generosity Fundraising Strategy Template One thing that the Bible makes clear is how God provides. Whether by splitting a sea, healing sickness, or providing the finances to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, God provides. When church leaders are listening to God’s voice and following his direction, he delights to […]

Newsletter October 2021

Multiplying Your Influence Leadership Development Strategy Template How does your church develop leaders? Do you have an intentional strategy to help future leaders grow in their competency, character, and capacity? Don’t feel bad if you can’t answer that question with confidence. Most churches don’t have a defined strategy that guides […]

Newsletter September 2021

Are We Obeying Jesus’ Final Command? National Disciple Makers Forum Join 1,500+ leaders at this year’s National Disciple Making Forum in Nashville, TN. Come to learn, share insights, and connect in-person with like-minded disciple-making practitioners.  The forum will include 4 mainstage sessions and 20 disciple making workshop tracks consisting of […]


Episode 608: Preaching

By NewChurches.com: In Episode 608 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what it looks like to build back better in regards to preaching. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How we should approach online church in the future Ways to emphasize in-person church and groups  Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): […]