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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Fuel 2019

Propel Your Vision to the Next Level Are you running low? Is your young church feeling a little stuck? Could you use a little fuel? We hear from church planters in years 2-10 about how hard it can be. How there are tons of conferences, workshops and books about starting […]

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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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Captivating Culture

by Beth Ehlert: The book of Acts captures the captivating story of the birth and growth of the First Century Church. There are a few times in this amazing story where Luke clearly describes the ethos of the community that was forming. A wonderful example of this is found in […]

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7 Big Tips for Funding Your Ministry Vision This Year

by Brandon A. Cox: What’s the ONE subject almost no church leader enjoys talking about? Yep. Money. Talking about money feels icky. Asking for money makes us feel like we’re begging. So we tiptoe. We skirt around the issue, assuming that taking a softer and more silent approach will earn us […]