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Newsletter April 2021

Incorporation   Have you incorporated as a church? When starting a church, you don’t have to incorporate, but it does offer many benefits. One of those is the legal protection that it offers church leaders. Unfortunately, churches find themselves in the middle of legal disputes from time to time. If […]

Newsletter March 2021

Launch Stronger  In 1993, Brett Andrews and a few friends started New Life Christian Church with the vision of being a church-planting church. This young and small church in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. committed themselves to the mission of planting new churches because they believed it was the best […]

Newsletter February 2021

4Gen: Helping You Grow and Multiply 4Gen is a new ministry started by our friend Stan Rodda to help church leaders grow as disciple makers and refresh their souls. 4Gen does this in two main ways. First, they offer a freeĀ 8-week training cohort which equips church leaders to create a […]

Newsletter January 2021

Grasping What’s Ahead Horizon Storyline Discerning where God is leading you is the first step in pursuing the vision God has for your life and ministry. Next, you’ll benefit from formulating a plan that will guide you in pursuit of that vision. The biggest hinderance to achieving big visions can […]

Newsletter December 2020

Merry Christmas! Measure What Matters There’s a common axiom in leadership and management circles that says, “What gets measured improves.” Measuring helps us assess our health. We measure our weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol to give us a picture of our physical health and clue us into any changes we […]

Newsletter November 2020

What Every Church Plant Needs Where to Find Launch Team Members Throughout our years serving church planters, we’ve seen churches started with insufficient funds, non-existent marketing strategies, and without facilities to meet in, but we’ve never seen a church start without people. The church is people. That’s why it’s imperative […]

Newsletter October 2020

The Future in Church Planting Funding Bi-Vo PlanterPlan Template If you’re planning on planting a church while working another job, you may be worried about having enough time and energy to plant a healthy church. There are countless details that must be thought through and planned out in order to […]

Newsletter September 2020

A Time of Transition Planting Amidst A Pandemic Just as God’s presence could never be contained inside the four walls of the temple, so God’s people were never meant to be contained within the four walls of a church building. Even if your church doesn’t own a building, COVID-19 has […]

Newsletter August 2020

A Unique Calling More You were made for a specific purpose. God has given you specific gifts and passions. He’s called you to use those gifts and passions to bring him glory. As Frederick Buechner once put it, “The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness […]

Newsletter July 2020

New Beginnings Developing Bylaws You probably didn’t answer the call to plant a church because you were itching to develop church bylaws, did you? Let’s face: it most church planters wouldn’t know where to begin if they had to create bylaws from scratch. But that’s OK. You’re not called to […]