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Newsletter — August 2016

School is Back in Session FREE Ministry Training Courses At Passion for Planting we’ve been busy creating free ministry training courses that inspire and equip Christians leaders to serve the Lord’s church more effectively. We’ve broken the courses into three focuses: New Church Development (Church Planting Nuts and Bolts) Practical […]

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 […]

Why Do We Plant Churches?

I care about church planting because my world was turned upside down by the Gospel. I encountered the truth and love of Jesus and it transformed my life. And since then, I have also seen the Gospel transform the lives of countless others. I just finished an 11-month church-planting residency with […]

Newsletter — July 2016

Summer’s Here and the Time is Right Timing is Everything: Why Your Pre-Launch Phase Matters We want to jump in right now, and launch next month—a recipe for disaster—regardless of how much talent and passion you may have. In our microwave, instant gratification society, we tend to rush things that need […]

Church-Follower or Christ-Follower?

Where does your discipleship strategy lead? If making disciples is in your mission statement, it should translate into your resource allocation. At Church @ The Springs in Ocala, Florida, led by church-planting expert Ron Sylvia, there was great concern about the results of Willow Creek’s Reveal Study a number of […]

Timing Is Everything: Why Your Pre-launch Phase Matters

I’m an ENTP. That’s not an abbreviation for entrepreneur, but it could be. It’s my Myers-Briggs personality profile. Statistically speaking, most church planters tend to be ENTP or a similar profile, with a knack for starting new things and the gumption to dream big. But often what accompanies the “typical” […]

Newsletter — June 2016

The Journey Begins Road to Church Multiplication Podcast Brett Andrews planted New Life Christian church in the Washington DC area in the 1990s with the vision to reach lost people in a metropolitan area that would have an impact on the world. This podcast, produced by Exponential, dives into his […]

Newsletter — May 2016

Church Planter Resources FREE Church Planter Self-Assessments Self-Assessments are simply measuring your responses in one venue and using them to predict how you perform or respond in another venue. We use assessments because they can save us time and effort in learning to appreciate and appropriate the areas in which we […]

Launch Plan Tip #288 — Select Church Name

Every legal entity must have a name. In the case of the church, the name communicates many things about who you are. The name of the church should flow directly out of your philosophy of ministry. Once you have defined the mission, vision and core values for the church, you’re […]

Newsletter – April 2016

Helping Church Planters Coach’s Corner Ever wonder why some people are just not happy or content? Or, have you ever met someone who suffers from a blindspot and everyone around them is aware but they are oblivious? Do you relate? Creed Branson introduced a series in January addressing Seven Character […]