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Helpful Church Planting Posts

Our blog along with curated content from other church planting thought-leaders and practitioners

  • www.careynieuwhof.com

    by Carey Nieuwhof: Everyone knows that Lone Ranger leaders rarely take their organization as far as leaders who can build a team. But here’s the question no one really wants to ask—so am I a Lone Ranger leader? Cue the awkward tension. If you’re even asking the question, good for you. Most of the leaders who need to read more…

  • www.peytonjones.ninja

    by Peyton Jones: Know why your church sucks at reaching people?“It” was never meant to. You were. Churches are never going to be effective at reaching people. Churches don’t reach people. People do. Churches don’t make disciples. People do. Don’t count on your Pastor to reach people either. They strategize and roll up their sleeves with read more…

  • www.churchplantingtactics.com

    The following is a guest post by Holly Goff, production manager at d2design, which specializes in direct mail solutions tailored to churches and their goals. Chances are, you’re planning to use direct mail at some point in your church’s marketing plan. It’s cost-effective and maintains great response rates: Once again, direct mail response rates rank read more…

  • www.healthygrowingchurches.com

    by Tom Planck: The narrative that is unfolding in the Church today is not a good read. There are 355,000 plus churches in the United States and better than 80% of them are either in plateau or decline1. These churches are not only declining numerically, but they are also seeing a decrease in influence and read more…

  • www.discipleship.org

    by Jim Putman: Whether you a newcomer to the Church Community or you’ve been around it your entire life, you are sure to have run across some of the following terms: Sunday School, Small Group, Cell Group, Bible Study, Life Group, etc: These are all terms that have fought for position in numerous churches throughout time read more…

  • www.newchurches.com

    by NewChurches.com: The terminology, ‘core group’ and ‘launch team’ fundamentally mean something different. In Episode 303 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the fundamental differences between core groups and launch teams. Should I start with a core group or a launch team? In this episode, you’ll discover: Some of the differences between read more…

  • www.discipleship.org

    by Craig Etheredge: I love asking pastors that question. Not long ago, I sat around a conference table with several pastors, professors, and denominational leaders. We were all there to talk about discipleship. When the question was asked about how disciples are made, the thoughts were pretty vague and varied. Most said that getting people into read more…