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CNLP 197: Mark Clark and Carey Nieuwhof on How to Preach in a Way that Reaches Unchurched People and Maintains Biblical Integrity

by Carey Nieuwhof: Mark Clark and Carey talk about their different approaches to preaching, how to reach unchurched people and how to preach to churched and unchurched people with Biblical integrity. Plus, Carey and Mark share some of their favourite insights from their brand new course, The Art of Better […]

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Moving from Survival to Stability to Sustainability

By NewChurches.com: Have you ever planted a new tree in your yard? The first year you frequently water it to make sure that it takes hold in your yard. The second year you can tell that it’s growing, but maybe you were really hoping it would be bigger and fuller this […]

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Some Simple Practices That Will Make Your Preaching Better

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you preach with any regularity, you know the pressure that comes with staring at a blank screen with a deadline approaching. And if you communicate regularly within the context of the local church, like I do, you quickly discover that Sundays come around whether you’re ready […]

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Leadership Development Leads to Multiplication

By Daniel Im: Churches that multiply do not see their volunteers as hirelings to carry out grunt work so that the pastors can do the real work of ministry. Churches that multiply live out Ephesians 4:11–13 and believe that every member is a minister. This is because leadership development is not […]

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Cultivating a Sending Culture

by Dave Phillips: Every church has a culture captured within the DNA of its people and reflected in the values and vision of its leadership. Whether it’s good or bad, well, that’s a whole different story! In this post, we want to explore one aspect of culture that has to […]

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Why the Church Needs Volunteers

By Ed Stetzer: Most of us know how essential volunteers are to making sure our churches are as effective as they need to be. Churches need to develop an ethos of valuing volunteers, but in order for churches to thrive, they would do best to raise up volunteers who are leaders […]

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Balancing Family, Work and Ministry

by Peyton Jones: I hope you enjoyed this series on the real life factors of becoming a bi-vocational minister. If you missed any of the posts you can find links back to them here.BALANCING THREE FACTORS Types of Employment PERSONAL FINANCES In summary, Ninjas have catlike reflexes. They can move […]

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Episode 290: Advantages & Disadvantages to Planting in an Old Church

by NewChurches.com: Never look a gift horse in the mouth…Unless it’s a church building, then you always should look. In Episode 290 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of planting in old buildings. Here’s Joe with today’s question: I am a church planter […]

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Disciples Come in All Shapes and Sizes

by Bill Hull: We should notice that Jesus calls different disciples to different roles, and during his life on earth, disciples followed him in different ways. In the come and see period of his first four months of ministry, Jesus collected more followers that the twelve who became closest to him. […]

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Engaging with People on Social Media Conversation with Autumn Miles: Podcast 250

by Nils Smith: For Autumn Miles, social media is home. In this episode of the podcast, Nils and Nick are joined by Autumn Miles in a conversation about how social media can be used as an avenue to reach people for Christ and meet the needs of those who need […]