Category: Philosophy of Ministry
What Do Highly Effective Organizations Measure?
by Dick Blanc: As we continue to introduce more and more large churches to our RoadMap process, we’ve found this introductory content to be extremely beneficial to leaders who are looking to understand what it takes to grow and lead high-performing organizations. Over the next few weeks we will be republishing […]
The Loneliness of Church Planting
by John Starke: For the last decade or so, there’s been a deepened interest in urban church planting. Young guys move into big cities with visions of planting “a church for the city.” They want to live in the neighborhoods that many evangelical churches attempted to escape in previous decades. […]
Church Planting across Ethnic Lines
by Joel Kurz: Nine years ago, my wife and I (both of us white) moved into a neighborhood where we were an ethnic minority. We wanted to plant a church. Over the years, our idealism has been crushed, we’ve hit rock bottom, experienced a rebirth of vision, and have slowly […]
Plant Churches Like Gerbils
By Jason Crandall: The Mindset We Need to Proliferate the Gospel in Church Planting When I was a teenager, my brother got two albino gerbils. If you aren’t familiar with this type of gerbil, they look a little like cute demons. They have white fur (the cute part) and red […]
Episode 178: Filling the Role of the Campus Pastor
by Ed Stetzer & Daniel Im: How do you find the right campus pastor? In Episode 178 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about different tools to utilize when looking for a potential campus pastor. Here’s Chris with today’s question: What assessments would you recommend utilizing when trying to fill a […]
“Sanctified Disruption” A Millennial Conversation with Mingo Palacios
By John Poitevent: Recently, Leadership Network VP Greg Ligon and Innovate:NOW! Director John Poitevent talked with Mingo Palacios, Pastor of Evangelism and Culture at Saddleback Church. Drawing from his experience with young adults, “micro sites” and creative worship, Mingo shared his thoughts on the future of the church and how “sanctified disruption” might […]
Why Do We Plant Churches?
I care about church planting because my world was turned upside down by the Gospel. I encountered the truth and love of Jesus and it transformed my life. And since then, I have also seen the Gospel transform the lives of countless others. I just finished an 11-month church-planting residency with […]