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5 Signs You’re No Longer Inspiring Your Team

by Carey Nieuwhof: Leadership is hard. I totally get that, because I’ve been in it for over two decades. But to be perfectly honest, leadership never gets easy. The reason it’s never easy is because what’s hard keeps changing. You solve one problem, and now a new, likely larger on […]

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Fresh Expressions of the Church

by Healthy Growing Churches: On July 11th, 2017 the Barna Group published an article on their website that began with this paragraph: “It may come as no surprise that the influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Rates of church attendance, religious affiliation, belief in God, prayer and […]

5 Key Elements in Preparing to Plant a Church

By Stan Rodda: If we want to be successful at any endeavor, it is going to require significant preparation. My high school football coach knew this. Every Monday during our season we would watch game film of our next opponent in preparation for meeting them on the field. We would […]

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FINDING THE MARKETPLACE

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Paul was bi-vocational. It was partly so that he could eat. It was partly so that he could support his team (Acts 20:4). I believe, however, that Paul could have asked almost anything he wanted from his churches support-wise, but instead […]

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Google is your friend. Did you know that you can profile census information? You can profile single mothers, foreign language speakers, Poverty level. Mission Insights is a valuable resource that many big denominations use. This practice is known as “mapping”. Mapping […]

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When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action

When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action .et_post_meta_wrapper by Brandon Cox: Some decisions are so radical that there is simply no going back. They’re life-changing, and sometimes world-changing. The problem is, only a relatively few people will ever experience them. Out of twelve spies who scouted out the promised land, […]

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Hospitable Leadership at Your Church with Terry A. Smith

by Rich Birch: Today we’re talking leadership and Biblical hospitality with Jersey’s own Terry A. Smith. God has done some incredible things in Terry’s church over the years. Terry A. Smith is the Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church (TLCC) in West Orange and Paramus, New Jersey. Over the past […]

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Nine Systems Within a Church Planting System

By Ed Stetzer: Looking across the spectrum of church planting networks and denominations, there are nine basic systems that make up a typical Church Planting System in a North American church planting network. Prayer A prayer strategy is the lifeline of any church planting network. One example of this is a […]

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Training Sucks

by Peyton Jones:  So you think you’re called to lead a team into hostile territory? It’s not for the faint of heart. Paul lays out requirements for ministry that serve as barbed wire obstacles that every church planter has to either crawl over, or walk away from. If you think you’ve […]

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Leadership Conversations with Mac Lake

by Peyton Jones: This week I have something new for you. Last month I was able to sit down with my good friends and great leader, Mac Lake. In this conversation, we talk about the call to church planting, building a team, and maximizing your team’s calling. I’m keeping this […]