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Meet the LN Associates, Part 5 – Caleb Stanley

By: Caleb Stanley Ministry/Vocation – Co Founder and Author of The Alternative, Producer Why commit to becoming an LN Associate – Leadership Network has been a crucial in pushing the church forward and continuing to reach more people for Christ in new places, and in new ways. As a young […]

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email To catch the blog post about Missional VS. Attractional CLICK HERE! by Peyton Jones: Each church planter is seemingly faced with a choice as to what path they will take, deeming one path as the way of the Jedi, and the other as the […]

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YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR PETS TO WAR

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email “Where there’s light, there’s bugs”. After church planting I realize the importance of a good bug zapper. Everybody’s got an angle. Everybody’s got an agenda. People see a new church plant on the horizon and they think that it’ll provide an ideal place to […]

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WRITE IT DOWN

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: When I’m coaching church planters, I like them to write the mission statement down on paper when they’re all hot and bothered about the condition of the church, the perishing of the lost, or their personal frustrations in leadership. Best to […]

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Disciple-Making Tools

Intentional Discipleship by Tom Planck: It might be the pond I am swimming these days, but I cannot remember a time when I have heard more pastors and leaders talking about intentional disciple-making. It is so encouraging to hear church leaders digging in to redefine what a disciple of Jesus […]

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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Launching with the right focus is essential if your plant is going to avoid defaulting into just another big church after you’ve grown. If you’re using the New Testament apostolic model, then the solution is hard-wired into your church already. You’re […]

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CNLP 251: Drew Powell and Matt Warren on Why Attractional Church is Past Peak, Why It’s Changing and What’s Next for Weekend Services

by Carey Nieuwhof: The attractional church model has been the dominant church model for 20 years in growing churches and many leaders are noticing it’s not nearly as effective as it used to be. Few churches were better known for the attractional model than Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What is a “Level 5” Disciple Making Church?

by Bobby Harrington: I am working with my team at Discipleship·org and the team at Exponential (church planting Network) on a new framework for disciple-making churches to measure what it means for a church to effectively make increasing numbers of disciples. What happens when a church gets sold out to […]