Category: General Church Planting
What if John Stott, John Wimber, Dallas Willard & Andy Stanley Planted a Church with Jon Thompson?
by unSeminary: Welcome back to this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I have on Jon Thompson, pastor at C4 Church near Toronto, Canada. What’s happening at C4 is really unique. C4 is over 35 years old, but there has been an increase in the membership in the last […]
Why Is the Culture of a Disciple Making Church So Important?
by Bobby Harrington: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” That statement, attributed to the most influential management guru of our time, Peter Drucker, describes a reality church leaders must face in the pursuit of creating disciple making churches. A disciple making church culture is what your church actually does in disciple […]
Young Leaders, DeepFakes and 7 Things I Learned at SXSW About How the World Is Changing (Again…)
by Carey Nieuwhof: The world is changing so fast it often feels impossible to keep up. Technology is one thing. But so many other things are changing too. Take cultural assumptions for example. What was true a few years ago—or more dangerously, what we tell ourselves is true—isn’t necessarily true […]
Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 2
by Beth Ehlert: In our previous post, we began a discussion about improving toxic culture. We defined two significant terms to help us understand where we may stand as leaders–transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Now, let’s dive into more detail as we unpack this vital issue in church culture. It Starts […]
What Do You Want To Know About Multisite Church Launches?
by unSeminary: Alright, you talked me into it. I’ve received hundreds (maybe thousands) of questions over the years about my experiences in launching campuses. I’ve had the privilege of being in the driver’s seat for 13 multisite church campus launches and that means I’ve learned a lot about what not […]
7 Ways To Beat Discouragement in Leadership
by Carey Nieuwhof: If you talk to most leaders long enough to get a real answer to ‘So how’s it going?” you will quickly discover that a surprising number of leaders are disheartened. Even discouraged. You know what thousands of leaders facing many different situations have in common? They’re discouraged. Sure, the problems […]
Principles of Spiritual Growth: The Three Catalysts God Uses to Grow Us
by Tim Lafleur: In his book Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life, Donald Whitney says that God uses three primary catalysts to grow us: People Circumstances (especially adversity) The Spiritual Disciplines The first two catalysts can help to change us from the outside in; but the spiritual disciplines work to change […]
AIMING FOR NOTHING
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: So, you think you know what you want to do. Whereas Paul laid the foundation like a wise and Master builder, most church planters make a fundamental mistake at the foundational level. They’ve never defined what it is they’re going to […]
5 Simple Ways to Assess The Effectiveness of Your Leadership
by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the most difficult aspects of leadership is to know how you’re doing as a leader. Add a little insecurity into the mix, and it makes things even more complex. Naturally, you’ll get feedback from your peers and probably get an occassional 360 review (both great […]
Taking a Risk on Next Generation Leaders with Buddy Gosey
by unSeminary: Thanks for joining in for this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast. We’re talking with Buddy Gosey, a campus pastor at Northridge Community Church. Northridge is a young church, the first campus planted ten years ago. Buddy is at the Gray campus in Gray, Tennessee, which was launched […]