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Newsletter — July 2018

Answering The Call Assessment – Affirming Your Call  One step in the church planting journey that every network and denomination recognize as an essential towards planting a healthy new church is assessment. The assessment process helps leaders discern whether or not God’s called them to plant a church, discover how […]

Newsletter — June 2018

An Empowering  Foundation 7 Tips For Writing Church Bylaws  All too often a church’s bylaws exist only because of legal requirements, or only to prevent a church’s leadership from having too much control with not enough oversight. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. At Passion for Planting, we […]

Newsletter — May 2018

Building Momentum Starting Conversations Church marketing: is that really a thing? Isn’t marketing reserved for businesses that are trying to sell a product? We don’t think so. We agree with Mark Batterson when he says, “The greatest message in the world deserves the greatest marketing.” At Passion for Planting we […]

Newsletter — April 2018

A Leader’s Vision Vision Critical Before leading the Israelites out of Egypt, God gave Moses a vision of the Promised Land – a land flowing with milk and honey. With that vision in mind, he led his people out of slavery and to the edge of Canaan. While Moses and […]

Newsletter — March 2018

Time to Skate to Where the Puck is Going Library of Strategies Here at Passion for Planting we say that you don’t have clarity on an idea until you take the time to write it down. That’s why we encourage our church planters to develop written strategies that will guide […]

Newsletter — February 2018

Our Heroes PlanterPlan 2.0 Most church planters are great seeing things other people can’t. They are dreamers, but can struggle turning those dreams into reality. They are great with vision, but sometimes lack implementation details. That’s why we created PlanterPlan, a software tool, designed with roughly 400 tasks to help church […]

Newsletter — January 2018

Starting 2018 Strong Multiplication Strategy Leaders know that hope is not a strategy. You can’t wish something into existence. Yes, sometimes God blesses us when we don’t deserve it. Yes, sometimes he moves in spite of ourselves; but more often he works through the plans we develop in his name. […]

Newsletter — December 2017

Leadership Matters Leadership Development Excuses The holiday season is oftentimes a busy time of year for churches. Between outreach initiatives, Christmas productions, and Christmas Eve gatherings, many pastors feel like they’re sprinting the entire month of December. However, if you’ve found yourself thinking there’s not enough time in the day […]

Newsletter — November 2017

Resourcing Ministry Launch Vision Have you ever heard a church planter or pastor lament about their church’s “giving problem”? We have, but we don’t buy that excuse. In most cases their churches don’t have giving problems. They have vision problems. They lack a clear, compelling vision that communicates where God […]

Newsletter — October 2017

The Power of Multiplication Multiplication Assessment Philip Yancey once reflected on the grace of God and described the mathematics of the gospel as atrocious. Citing the parable of the vineyard workers in which every worker received the same wage even though they had worked varying lengths of time, Yancey exclaimed, […]