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Helpful Church Planting Posts

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  • What Your Engagement Pathway? Church Assimilation – 4 Essential Ingredients When a new person shows up at your church and is interested in connecting beyond Sunday morning, what clear next step do you offer them to take? Do you give them more than one option, or just one? Are the steps simple enough that every leader in your read more…

  • Do We Need More Church Buildings? Reimagining Church Real Estate Many churches start gathering in homes following the example of the church in Acts. Talk to any church planter or read church planting books and most tell stories of how their church started with a handful of people meeting in someone’s living room. Eventually though, read more…

  • The Future-Focused Leader Don’t Neglect This When Casting Vision   When you’re building a launch team it’s vital to get everyone working towards the same goals and prepared for inevitable changes that come as a church plant begins to blossom. All too often team members that help you start the church will leave the church read more…

  • A Church For Your Community External Focus   Every church must fight to be an externally focused church. Naturally, churches tend to have a gravitational force at their center drawing its focus inward. Think about what most pastors spend their time doing: pastoral care/counseling, sermon preparation, worship service planning, leadership training, etc. Most of these read more…

  • Team Building Team Time   One skill church planters must master is stewarding the time they have with their team. Your time is valuable. Your team’s time is valuable. That’s why you need a plan for how you’ll make the most of your time together. One meeting format we’ve seen church planters use for disciple read more…

  • Context Is King Studying Your Context   Our world is changing. Despite a pandemic and war, population continues to rise, and nations are becoming more diverse. In fact, by the year 2050 experts predict that there will no longer be a majority race in the United States. As church planters, we must understand how communities read more…

  • Funding the Vision Launch Vision Template   One common mistake church planters make when it comes to fundraising is focusing their messaging on the needs of their target community. They highlight statistics, thinking that’s going to motivate people to give. However, people generally don’t give generously to cover expenses or affect statistics. Needs don’t inspire. They read more…