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Assimilation (11) 
  1. 390 downloads

    Preview Service Followup Letter Template

    Easy to edit follow-up letter for those who participated in your preview service. Use this to get you started.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Outreach, Template, Word
  2. 280 downloads

    Assimilation Strategy Template

    A strategy worksheet to help you flesh out your followup systems.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Template, Word
  3. 218 downloads

    Sample Guest Followup Flowchart

    Use this diagram to think through the process of connecting guests.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, PDF, Sample
  4. 206 downloads

    Guest Followup Processes Presentation

    A presentation on assimilation processes based on the Purpose Driven model.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, PDF, Presentation
  5. 201 downloads

    Sample Visitor Follow Up Letter

    The visitor follow up letter Stetzer, Nation & Vaughn used to mail out from Lake Ridge Church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, PDF, Sample
Branding (71) 
  1. 202 downloads

    Branding for Church Planters

    "...this manual is just a basic, introductory book on branding and media topics." by James Dalman
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, eBook, PDF
  2. 191 downloads

    Sample Fundraising Commitment Card [SF Project]

    Be inspired to design your own fundraising commitment card with this real-life sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Finances, Fundraising, PDF, Sample
  3. 151 downloads

    Church Marketing 101 Book Review

    A book review of Richard Reising's Church Marketing 101, a must-read for every church planter.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, Article, PDF
  4. 135 downloads

    Church Tagline Brainstorming

    Crafting a tagline is an important part of the branding process. Use this guide to get your creative juices flowing!
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, Article, PDF
  5. 95 downloads

    CPM Design Info Form

    Sample form to communicate your desires with your graphics designer. Basic questions to consider as you make your own form.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, PDF, Template
  6. 89 downloads

    Aligning Your Brand for Performance

    Creating and Managing Brand value from Interbrand.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, PDF
  7. 71 downloads

    Fundamentals of Branding

    Some important marketing tips on branding from Vincent Grimaldi.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, PDF
Brochure (15) 
Business Cards (36) 
Calling (8) 
  1. 239 downloads

    Church Planting Self Assessment [EFCA]

    The Evangelical Free Church of America's self-guided church planter assessment.
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, PDF
  2. 184 downloads

    Finding the Right Church Planter for the Community

    Use this worksheet to determine if a potential planter is a good match for the local community.
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, Demographics, Word, Worksheet, Product
Children (9) 
  1. 121 downloads

    Child Safety Policy Template

    An editable document to help you set up healthy boundaries & systems for children's ministry.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Legal, Template, Word
  2. 113 downloads

    KidZone Elementary Policies

    Use this to define your Elementary staffing policy.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Staffing, PDF
Coaching (5) 
  1. 143 downloads

    Coaching Church Planters

    Doctoral thesis: "How can a church planter use coaching to grow a healthy, gospel-centered church?"
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, Leadership, eBook, PDF
  2. 112 downloads

    Successfully Coaching Church Planters

    Dallas Theological Seminary PhD Dissertation by Robert J. Rowley
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, eBook, PDF, Product
  3. 101 downloads

    Why You Need a Church Planting Coach

    Everyone needs a coach...even a church planter!
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, Article, PDF
Demographics (17) 
  1. 354 downloads

    Demographic Information for Your Church Plant

    Over 24 hyperlinked resources to do your missionary homework on your community and the people God is calling you to reach.
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Launch Strategy, Article, PDF
  2. 184 downloads

    Finding the Right Church Planter for the Community

    Use this worksheet to determine if a potential planter is a good match for the local community.
    Categories and Tags:
    Calling, Demographics, Word, Worksheet, Product
  3. 163 downloads

    Average Target Family Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to articulate a clear understanding of the people you are trying to reach.
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Word, Worksheet
  4. 54 downloads

    Community Profile Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to articulate a clear understanding of the community God is calling you to reach.
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Word, Worksheet
Discipleship (11) 
  1. 191 downloads

    Discipleship Strategy Template

    Articulate how you'll help people follow Jesus and reproduce that in others.
    Categories and Tags:
    Discipleship, Template, Word
  2. 121 downloads

    How The Story Was Developed

    If you're looking for the backstory on The Story, here's a brief document from the source!
    Categories and Tags:
    Discipleship, Preaching, Article, PDF
en Español (16) 
Equipment (7) 
  1. 198 downloads

    Facility & Equipment Strategy Template

    This template will help you make up-front, high-level, strategic decisions about facility & equipment.
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Facility, Finances, Template, Word
  2. 142 downloads

    Choosing the Right Equipment [Exponential 2014 Presentation]

    Portable Church Industries explains the competing values you'll face in choosing portable equipment. Sample lists included.
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Exponential, PDF, Presentation
Exponential (23) 
  1. 226 downloads

    Building a Launch Team [Exponential 2014 Presentation ]

    Dave Page walks you through building your launch team before, during & after your preview services.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Launch Team, PDF, Presentation
  2. 221 downloads

    Raising Money While Building a Launch Team [Exponential 2016 Presentation]

    Dave Page shares his wisdom on why people give, practical fundraising tips, and avoiding harmful shortcuts.
  3. 142 downloads

    Choosing the Right Equipment [Exponential 2014 Presentation]

    Portable Church Industries explains the competing values you'll face in choosing portable equipment. Sample lists included.
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Exponential, PDF, Presentation
  4. 137 downloads

    Filing Church Legal Paperwork [Exponential 2018 Presentation]

    Patrick Bradley walks you through State and Federal paperwork requirements for your new church. Always consult with a legal professional!
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Legal, PDF, Presentation
  5. 97 downloads

    Vision, Dave Page, Expo West

    Overcome barriers and define your vision clearly; learn from many who have paved the way.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  6. 94 downloads

    Notes for Finding your A-Game as a Leader

    Notes from Greg Wiens & Tom Planck’s presentation at Expo East 2016. HGC
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, Word
  7. 91 downloads

    Core Values, Dave Page, Expo West

    Shape the identity of your church plant, define your ideal reputation.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  8. 80 downloads

    Marketing and Outreach Handout [Exponential 2014]

    Dave Page's handout from Expo 2014 workshop on marketing & outreach.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Article, PDF
  9. 74 downloads

    Missional Context, Dave Page, Expo West

    Where do you want to plant and how will that impact your ministry design?
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  10. 49 downloads

    Exponential Regional Chicago - Prelaunch Preconference

    Here is the slideshow we presented at Chicago's first regional, Nov 15, 2016.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, PDF
Facility (13) 
  1. 198 downloads

    Facility & Equipment Strategy Template

    This template will help you make up-front, high-level, strategic decisions about facility & equipment.
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Facility, Finances, Template, Word
  2. 163 downloads

    Facility Brainstorming Worksheet

    If you're feeling stuck finding a facility, use this brainstorming worksheet to help you think outside the box.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Excel, Worksheet
  3. 148 downloads

    Sample Formal Facility Request

    This letter was used as a formal request of the facility owners to let the church rent their building.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, PDF, Sample
  4. 146 downloads

    Facility Selection Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to assign scores to your facility options to help you determine the best choice.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Excel, Worksheet, Product
  5. 139 downloads

    Facility Tour Checklist

    Things to consider as your tour a potential facility for worship gatherings.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Checklist, Word
  6. 134 downloads

    Sample Volunteer Job Description - Facility Team

    Real cards that are used to recruit and train volunteers for the facility team.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Ministry Teams, PDF, Sample
  7. 122 downloads

    Sample Church Lease Agreement

    Complete 10-page sample for your reference. Always consult with a professional!
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Legal, Sample, Word
  8. 119 downloads

    Finding a Facility

    Helpful categories and considerations as you hunt for a worship gathering facility.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Article, PDF
  9. 50 downloads

    Facility Story -- Pine Ridge

    Short testimonial to encourage you as you search for a place to worship in your community.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, PDF
Finances (31) 
  1. 198 downloads

    Facility & Equipment Strategy Template

    This template will help you make up-front, high-level, strategic decisions about facility & equipment.
    Categories and Tags:
    Equipment, Facility, Finances, Template, Word
  2. 191 downloads

    Sample Fundraising Commitment Card [SF Project]

    Be inspired to design your own fundraising commitment card with this real-life sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Finances, Fundraising, PDF, Sample
  3. 191 downloads

    Donor Acknowledgement Letter Template

    Complete this Acknowledgement Letter when a donor has provided a non-cash donation to your church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Fundraising, Legal, Template, Word
  4. 172 downloads

    Housing Allowance Calculation and Request Worksheet

    It does the math for you and produces a printable request to submit to your Board! Always consult a CPA or tax professional.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, Excel, Worksheet
  5. 170 downloads

    Church Plant Finances [Chapter 14]

    Develop a plan to resource a new church plant financially and develop a new church budget
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Article, PDF
  6. 168 downloads

    Sample Budget Categories

    Extensive & simplified versions of a chart of accounts with category numbers.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Excel, Sample
  7. 158 downloads

    Reimbursement Form Template

    Use this customizable reimbursement form for staff & volunteer reimbursements.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Staffing, Excel, Template
  8. 119 downloads

    Sample Reimbursement Policy

    Every church should have a written reimbursement policy. Download this sample for inspiration!
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  9. 105 downloads

    Benevolence Policy & Request Form Template

    Use this to get your benevolence policy and procedures in place.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Outreach, Template, Word
  10. 73 downloads

    The New Offering Basket

    Is online giving right for your church? In this day and age, it probably is. Consider your options.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, PDF
  11. 69 downloads

    Health Care Insurance Options

    How can your new church afford to provide it for the planter and staff? Here's a brief overview by our friends at Stadia.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, PDF
Fundraising (23) 
  1. 398 downloads

    Fundraising Strategy Template

    Use this template to get you started on developing a fundraising strategy.
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Template, Word
  2. 221 downloads

    Raising Money While Building a Launch Team [Exponential 2016 Presentation]

    Dave Page shares his wisdom on why people give, practical fundraising tips, and avoiding harmful shortcuts.
  3. 191 downloads

    Sample Fundraising Commitment Card [SF Project]

    Be inspired to design your own fundraising commitment card with this real-life sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Finances, Fundraising, PDF, Sample
  4. 191 downloads

    Donor Acknowledgement Letter Template

    Complete this Acknowledgement Letter when a donor has provided a non-cash donation to your church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Fundraising, Legal, Template, Word
  5. 164 downloads

    Fundraising Thank You Letter Template

    Use this template as a jumping off point for writing your fundraising thank you letter.
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Template, Word
  6. 138 downloads

    Sample Fundraising Brochure [True North]

    Check out this real-life fundraising brochure with tear-off commitment card.
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, PDF, Sample
  7. 129 downloads

    Sample Phone Script for Calling Churches

    Download and customize this editable fundraising phone script used by a real church in NC.
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Sample, Word
  8. 98 downloads

    Caton Letter

    Sample fundraising letter. Momentum Christian Church. Matt, Amy and Naomi Caton.
    Categories and Tags:
    Fundraising, Word, Product
Launch Strategy (42) 
  1. 750 downloads

    Launch Strategy Template

    Fill-in-the-blank document you can use to create your launch strategy. A must-have resource!
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Template, Word, Product
  2. 553 downloads

    New Church Planning Checklist

    A comprehensive list of 400+ tasks, the basis for PlanterPlan.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Excel, Product
  3. 540 downloads

    Sample Launch Strategy [Columbia Heights]

    This is an actual strategy document (16 pages) to use as a sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  4. 354 downloads

    Demographic Information for Your Church Plant

    Over 24 hyperlinked resources to do your missionary homework on your community and the people God is calling you to reach.
    Categories and Tags:
    Demographics, Launch Strategy, Article, PDF
  5. 351 downloads

    Questions for Writing Your Launch Strategy

    Use these questions to help you flesh out your Launch Strategy proposal.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Article, PDF
  6. 331 downloads

    Opening Day Expectations Template

    Define what opening day looks like -- explicitly. Use this template (with form fields) to set achievable goals.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word, Product
  7. 279 downloads

    Sample Launch Strategy [Restoration Community Church]

    A ministry vision for building a restored community. Nice format, excellent content.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  8. 243 downloads

    Sample Strategic Action Plan [EastPointe]

    A high-level overview of the 5 phases of the Eastpointe Church plant.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  9. 200 downloads

    Sample Launch Strategy [Christ City Church]

    A real launch strategy document from the Christ City Church plant in Memphis, TN.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, PDF, Sample
  10. 179 downloads

    Church Multiplication Strategy Template

    A tool to think through how you’ll work church multiplication into the very fiber of your church’s DNA, and how you’ll make it stick
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word
  11. 178 downloads

    Launch Sunday Checklist

    Make sure everything's in place and ready for the launch of regular worship gatherings!
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Checklist, Word
  12. 157 downloads

    Starting a Church That Keeps On Growing

    Checklist for each phase of development, by Robert E. Logan and Jeff Rast
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, eBook, PDF
  13. 126 downloads

    Sample Launch Strategy [Restoration Church]

    A real-life launch strategy used by a church plant in Philadelphia, PA.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  14. 85 downloads

    Sample Final Planning Meeting Agenda

    Agenda for a meeting to get all of the key stakeholders on the same page at the beginning of the church plant
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Sample, Word
  15. 84 downloads

    Average Family in Merced

    Written description of what an average family looks like in target city.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Outreach, PDF
  16. 76 downloads

    Frankfort Kentucky Church Plant Strategy

    Detailed strategy for planting a church in Frankfort, Kentucky
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  17. 65 downloads

    Gateway Community Church - Cover Letter

    Sample letter to go along with their strategy plan.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF
  18. 63 downloads

    EPIC Community Church

    General information for anyone interested in partnering with EPIC Community church, Clarksville, Tennessee.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
  19. 60 downloads

    Crossroads Church - Lebanon

    Strategy plant for Lebanon, Tennessee: The Birth of a New Church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, PDF, Sample
Launch Team (24) 
  1. 226 downloads

    Building a Launch Team [Exponential 2014 Presentation ]

    Dave Page walks you through building your launch team before, during & after your preview services.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Launch Team, PDF, Presentation
  2. 221 downloads

    Raising Money While Building a Launch Team [Exponential 2016 Presentation]

    Dave Page shares his wisdom on why people give, practical fundraising tips, and avoiding harmful shortcuts.
  3. 162 downloads

    Launch Team Strategy Template

    Make important decisions about how you’ll find your team and what you’ll do with them.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Template, Word
  4. 142 downloads

    Sample Launch Team Expectations

    Examples of what planters would invite Launch Team members to commit to (AKA commitment, agreement, covenant).
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  5. 114 downloads

    Core Group Studies

    Thoughts on creating the nucleus of leaders necessary to make possible the launching of a new church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Philosophy, Article, PDF
Launch Vision (9) 
Leadership (30) 
  1. 477 downloads

    Church Bylaws Template

    Editable version of Bylaws in MS Word format. Always consult with an attorney!
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Legal, Template, Word
  2. 192 downloads

    The Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Planting a Church

    An Interview with church planter Drew Field about his experience planting in Silicon Valley.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Training, Article, PDF
  3. 143 downloads

    Coaching Church Planters

    Doctoral thesis: "How can a church planter use coaching to grow a healthy, gospel-centered church?"
    Categories and Tags:
    Coaching, Leadership, eBook, PDF
  4. 108 downloads

    Switch Theory: a Proactive Planning Tool

    A tool for proactive planning and reactive problem solving.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Article, PDF
  5. 106 downloads

    The Alignment Model

    God builds the church according to His purposes and vision. Our role is to cooperate with what He is already up to.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Models, Philosophy, Article, PDF
Legal (21) 
  1. 532 downloads

    Articles of Incorporation Template

    Template to help you develop your business related documents. This is not legal advice. Always consult an attorney.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Template, Word
  2. 477 downloads

    Church Bylaws Template

    Editable version of Bylaws in MS Word format. Always consult with an attorney!
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Legal, Template, Word
  3. 191 downloads

    Donor Acknowledgement Letter Template

    Complete this Acknowledgement Letter when a donor has provided a non-cash donation to your church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Fundraising, Legal, Template, Word
  4. 178 downloads

    Conflict of Interest Policy

    Protect the church's interest when entering into a business arrangement.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Template, Word
  5. 172 downloads

    Housing Allowance Calculation and Request Worksheet

    It does the math for you and produces a printable request to submit to your Board! Always consult a CPA or tax professional.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, Excel, Worksheet
  6. 140 downloads

    Church Employment Agreement Template

    Download and modify this employment agreement when you hire church staff.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Staffing, Template, Word
  7. 137 downloads

    Filing Church Legal Paperwork [Exponential 2018 Presentation]

    Patrick Bradley walks you through State and Federal paperwork requirements for your new church. Always consult with a legal professional!
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Legal, PDF, Presentation
  8. 130 downloads

    Sample Church Staff Handbook

    This 41-page Staff Handbook (sample) is based on questions that are frequently asked by staff members.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  9. 122 downloads

    Sample Church Lease Agreement

    Complete 10-page sample for your reference. Always consult with a professional!
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Legal, Sample, Word
  10. 121 downloads

    Child Safety Policy Template

    An editable document to help you set up healthy boundaries & systems for children's ministry.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Legal, Template, Word
  11. 119 downloads

    Sample Reimbursement Policy

    Every church should have a written reimbursement policy. Download this sample for inspiration!
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  12. 115 downloads

    Church Plant Legal Paperwork

    A self-help overview of the steps to file the legal paperwork to get your church plant started
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Article, PDF, 152
  13. 110 downloads

    Church Bylaws Checklist

    Make sure you’ve included the most important stuff in your church bylaws!
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Checklist, PDF
  14. 66 downloads

    Tax Guide for Churches 2016

    IRS publication 1828, June 2016
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, PDF
  15. 44 downloads

    Tax Guide for Churches

    IRS Document from 2013
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, PDF
  16. 41 downloads

    Church Board Meeting Minutes Template

    An editable document to help you keep good records of corporate meetings and decisions.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Template, Word
Logo (5) 
Marketing (32) 
  1. 449 downloads

    Marketing Strategy Template

    Fill in the blank template to get you started on your Marketing Strategy
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Template, Word
  2. 202 downloads

    Branding for Church Planters

    "...this manual is just a basic, introductory book on branding and media topics." by James Dalman
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, eBook, PDF
  3. 167 downloads

    Sample Community Needs and Assets Survey [Hope Fellowship]

    Hope Fellowship's community needs assessment survey instrument.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Networking, Outreach, PDF, Sample, Product
  4. 157 downloads

    Church Plant Guerrilla Marketing

    Creative and low-budget ideas to get your message out.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Article, PDF
  5. 151 downloads

    Church Marketing 101 Book Review

    A book review of Richard Reising's Church Marketing 101, a must-read for every church planter.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, Article, PDF
  6. 147 downloads

    Outreach Event Selection Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to assign scores to your outreach event opportunities to help you determine best choices.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, Excel, Worksheet
  7. 135 downloads

    Church Tagline Brainstorming

    Crafting a tagline is an important part of the branding process. Use this guide to get your creative juices flowing!
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, Article, PDF
  8. 124 downloads

    Outreach and Marketing Matrix Template

    Use this to calendarize every outreach event and marketing medium through the lens of audience and next steps.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, Excel, Template
  9. 122 downloads

    Sample Christmas Eve Invitation Letter

    Sample letter inviting the community to Rolling Field Baptist Church's Christmas Eve gathering
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, PDF, Sample
  10. 89 downloads

    Aligning Your Brand for Performance

    Creating and Managing Brand value from Interbrand.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, PDF
  11. 81 downloads

    Create a Marketing Plan

    Steps to consider in developing a church marketing plan.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, PDF
  12. 71 downloads

    Fundamentals of Branding

    Some important marketing tips on branding from Vincent Grimaldi.
    Categories and Tags:
    Branding, Marketing, PDF
  13. 70 downloads

    Google AdWords Nuts and Bolts

    This is a 2008 version, but the concept is still valid today. Download and learn this stuff!
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Word
  14. 67 downloads

    Direct Mail Keys

    Four key things a Church Planter should consider when doing a direct-mail campaign
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Word
  15. 57 downloads

    Igor Naming Guide (Full)

    Full, 122-page guide to finding the perfect name.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, PDF
  16. 51 downloads

    Naming a New Church

    Concise, 4-page document to guide your thought process for naming your church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, PDF
  17. 45 downloads

    Direct Mail FAQs

    Important definitions to help you understand the language of the post office and direct mail marketing.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, PDF
  18. 44 downloads

    Direct Mail FAQs

    Important definitions to help you understand the language of the post office and direct mail marketing.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Word
  19. 42 downloads

    Igor Naming Guide (Short)

    Short, 28-page version of the Igor guide to finding the perfect name for your church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, PDF
Ministry Teams (30) 
  1. 177 downloads

    Sample Volunteer Job Description - Hospitality

    Real cards that are used to recruit and train volunteers for the hospitality team.
    Categories and Tags:
    Ministry Teams, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  2. 134 downloads

    Sample Volunteer Job Description - Facility Team

    Real cards that are used to recruit and train volunteers for the facility team.
    Categories and Tags:
    Facility, Ministry Teams, PDF, Sample
  3. 125 downloads

    Sample Ministry Teams Matrix

    A list of one church's Sunday morning ministry teams and their positions with brief descriptions.
    Categories and Tags:
    Ministry Teams, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  4. 121 downloads

    Child Safety Policy Template

    An editable document to help you set up healthy boundaries & systems for children's ministry.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Legal, Template, Word
  5. 113 downloads

    KidZone Elementary Policies

    Use this to define your Elementary staffing policy.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Staffing, PDF
Models (3) 
  1. 167 downloads

    Church Models

    There are 7 basic ways to plant a church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Models, Article, PDF
  2. 114 downloads

    Church Plant Model Effectiveness Comparison

    PhD Dissertation: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Selected Church PLanting Models Measured by Conversion Growth and New Church Starts, by Joel Owens Rainey
    Categories and Tags:
    Models, Philosophy, Article, PDF
  3. 106 downloads

    The Alignment Model

    God builds the church according to His purposes and vision. Our role is to cooperate with what He is already up to.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Models, Philosophy, Article, PDF
Networking (18) 
  1. 451 downloads

    Sample Outreach Ideas

    New for 2017! Here's our 2-page list of ideas for outreach. Use this to get your creative juices flowing!
    Categories and Tags:
    Networking, Outreach, Excel, Product
  2. 167 downloads

    Sample Community Needs and Assets Survey [Hope Fellowship]

    Hope Fellowship's community needs assessment survey instrument.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Networking, Outreach, PDF, Sample, Product
Outreach (31) 
  1. 451 downloads

    Sample Outreach Ideas

    New for 2017! Here's our 2-page list of ideas for outreach. Use this to get your creative juices flowing!
    Categories and Tags:
    Networking, Outreach, Excel, Product
  2. 418 downloads

    Outreach Strategy Template

    Putting a church outreach strategy together is an intentional process. Use this template!
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, Word
  3. 390 downloads

    Preview Service Followup Letter Template

    Easy to edit follow-up letter for those who participated in your preview service. Use this to get you started.
    Categories and Tags:
    Assimilation, Outreach, Template, Word
  4. 167 downloads

    Sample Community Needs and Assets Survey [Hope Fellowship]

    Hope Fellowship's community needs assessment survey instrument.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Networking, Outreach, PDF, Sample, Product
  5. 147 downloads

    Outreach Event Selection Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to assign scores to your outreach event opportunities to help you determine best choices.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, Excel, Worksheet
  6. 124 downloads

    Outreach and Marketing Matrix Template

    Use this to calendarize every outreach event and marketing medium through the lens of audience and next steps.
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, Excel, Template
  7. 122 downloads

    Sample Christmas Eve Invitation Letter

    Sample letter inviting the community to Rolling Field Baptist Church's Christmas Eve gathering
    Categories and Tags:
    Marketing, Outreach, PDF, Sample
  8. 105 downloads

    Benevolence Policy & Request Form Template

    Use this to get your benevolence policy and procedures in place.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Outreach, Template, Word
  9. 104 downloads

    Church Event Planning Mindmap Graphic

    a mindmap graphic useful in planning outreach events
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, Graphic, PDF
  10. 84 downloads

    Average Family in Merced

    Written description of what an average family looks like in target city.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Outreach, PDF
  11. 74 downloads

    Soft Demographic Survey Sample

    Learn how to study demographics with this sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, Word
  12. 56 downloads

    Soft Demographic Survey Sample (B)

    Learn how to study demographics with this sample.
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, Word
  13. 44 downloads

    Christmas Eve Reminder

    Sample of an insert to remind everyone about the importance of Christmas Eve services.
    Categories and Tags:
    Outreach, PDF
Philosophy (65) 
  1. 356 downloads

    Philosophy of Ministry Template

    Fill-in-the-blank document you can use to outline your church's DNA. A must-have resource!
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Template, Word
  2. 331 downloads

    Opening Day Expectations Template

    Define what opening day looks like -- explicitly. Use this template (with form fields) to set achievable goals.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word, Product
  3. 329 downloads

    Sample Core Values [New Life]

    Check out some real-life core values from New Life Christian Church (Chantilly, VA).
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF, Sample
  4. 200 downloads

    Sample Launch Strategy [Christ City Church]

    A real launch strategy document from the Christ City Church plant in Memphis, TN.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, PDF, Sample
  5. 179 downloads

    Church Multiplication Strategy Template

    A tool to think through how you’ll work church multiplication into the very fiber of your church’s DNA, and how you’ll make it stick
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Strategy, Philosophy, Template, Word
  6. 167 downloads

    Church Models

    There are 7 basic ways to plant a church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Models, Article, PDF
  7. 155 downloads

    How to Develop a Philosophy of Ministry

    This paper walks you through the process of determining what is collectively referred to as the “philosophy of ministry.”
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Article, PDF
  8. 122 downloads

    10 Commandments of 19th Century Church Planting

    What worked in the past and why you should care, by David W. Hall.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Training, Article, PDF
  9. 114 downloads

    Church Plant Model Effectiveness Comparison

    PhD Dissertation: A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Selected Church PLanting Models Measured by Conversion Growth and New Church Starts, by Joel Owens Rainey
    Categories and Tags:
    Models, Philosophy, Article, PDF
  10. 114 downloads

    Core Group Studies

    Thoughts on creating the nucleus of leaders necessary to make possible the launching of a new church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Philosophy, Article, PDF
  11. 106 downloads

    The Alignment Model

    God builds the church according to His purposes and vision. Our role is to cooperate with what He is already up to.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Models, Philosophy, Article, PDF
  12. 97 downloads

    Vision, Dave Page, Expo West

    Overcome barriers and define your vision clearly; learn from many who have paved the way.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  13. 94 downloads

    Notes for Finding your A-Game as a Leader

    Notes from Greg Wiens & Tom Planck’s presentation at Expo East 2016. HGC
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, Word
  14. 91 downloads

    Core Values, Dave Page, Expo West

    Shape the identity of your church plant, define your ideal reputation.
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  15. 85 downloads

    Church Planting Strategy

    Presentation that guides you through various strategies.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Presentation
  16. 74 downloads

    Missional Context, Dave Page, Expo West

    Where do you want to plant and how will that impact your ministry design?
    Categories and Tags:
    Exponential, Philosophy, PDF
  17. 71 downloads

    Developing the Philosophy of a Church

    Passion for Planting's guide to developing your philosophy.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  18. 68 downloads

    How to Develop Member Expectations

    Another important aspect of defining the purpose of your church: Expectation Management.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Word
  19. 67 downloads

    Team Philosophy

    What is our team/structure approach? One of several steps in defining your purpose.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Word
  20. 66 downloads

    Church Planter's Management System

    Biblical rationale for Church Planting, NAMB
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  21. 66 downloads

    New Church Planning

    Todd Wilson's presentation from 2006, yet still accurate today.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Presentation
  22. 61 downloads

    Church Strategy

    Simple overview document on church strategy and priorities.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Word
  23. 60 downloads

    Vision, Mission and Core Values [Exponential 2017 Presentation]

    Our own Sean Cronin provides an overview with practical tips on crafting these parts of your Philosophy of Ministry.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF, Presentation
  24. 56 downloads

    Survey of Available Church Planting Resources

    Pat Furgerson's presentation that covers a host of available resources.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Presentation
  25. 53 downloads

    Belong, then Believe

    First they Belong, then they Believe. Relationships are most important.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  26. 53 downloads

    Church Planting Wisdom

    by various church planters from across the country -- Derek Brown
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  27. 52 downloads

    How to Develop a Beliefs Statement

    Instructions for crafting your church's beliefs statement.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Article, PDF
  28. 49 downloads

    Developing a Contextualized Church Planting Strategy Course

    An Introduction to Church Planting, by Gary Bulley, NAMB (44 pages).
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  29. 48 downloads

    Your God is Too Small

    J. B. Phillips eText of the title. 97 pages.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  30. 45 downloads

    Collaboration Networking

    The world is desperate for community. This 21-page document explores many issues with the goal of encouraging explosive expansion of new churches.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  31. 45 downloads

    Culturally Relevant Ministry in a Postmodern World

    Ed Stetzer presents a short 3-page narrative on the challenges of planting a church in our morally relativistic society.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  32. 45 downloads

    Church Planting. An examination of the theological rationale and methods...

    Dissertation complete for M.A. in Theological Research, by John Richard Claydon
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  33. 43 downloads

    Church Planting Classes in Theological Education

    From a professor of church planting.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  34. 41 downloads

    Church Planting Programs of Similar-Sized Denomination in the US

    PhD Dissertation by Dennis Duane Powell, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  35. 40 downloads

    Kingdom Mentality

    God is moving...today he is moving in some new "old" ways, by Joe Boyd and Paul Kaak.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  36. 37 downloads

    Church Planting Observations on the State of NAMB

    Ed Stetzer's report on NAMB's strategies for church planting.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  37. 37 downloads

    Collaborative Planting

    The Idea: A Network with each organization maintaining its autonomy
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  38. 33 downloads

    Abandoning an Incomplete Gospel

    Jesus' message is, simply, "Turn around and step into a life with God, the kinds of life I lives and invite you to live with me."
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  39. 32 downloads

    Church Planting Movements

    Excerpts from the book by David Garrison
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  40. 32 downloads

    Continuous Revival

    The working secret which has been bringing continuous revival to thousands in East Central Africa for over 16 years.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  41. 31 downloads

    Hispanic Ministries

    This paper provides some interesting insight into the growing Hispanic population in America.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  42. 29 downloads

    Planting...to the Ends of the Earth!

    Thoughts from the Acts of the Apostles, Bob Wiley
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  43. 27 downloads

    The Church as Subversive Community

    Mike Bishop writes about potentially negatives views of the Christian church.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  44. 26 downloads

    Canberra Home Churches

    History and current practice of home churches in Australia.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
  45. 24 downloads

    History of the Calvary Chapel Movement

    A paper presented to Dr Ed Stetzer, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, PDF
Planter Health (2) 
Prayer Team (10) 
  1. 396 downloads

    Prayer Team Strategy Template

    No partner is more important that prayer partners. This a top priority. Modify this document for YOUR prayer team!
    Categories and Tags:
    Prayer Team, Template, Word
  2. 223 downloads

    Prayer Team Signup Template

    A simple form to modify and print out for building your prayer team.
    Categories and Tags:
    Prayer Team, Template, Word
Preaching (6) 
  1. 121 downloads

    How The Story Was Developed

    If you're looking for the backstory on The Story, here's a brief document from the source!
    Categories and Tags:
    Discipleship, Preaching, Article, PDF
  2. 105 downloads

    How to Preach the Upper Story and Lower Story

    Consider the overarching theme of The Story, the Upper Story and Lower Story -- some advice from the publisher.

    Categories and Tags:
    Preaching, PDF
Staffing (36) 
  1. 177 downloads

    Sample Volunteer Job Description - Hospitality

    Real cards that are used to recruit and train volunteers for the hospitality team.
    Categories and Tags:
    Ministry Teams, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  2. 172 downloads

    Housing Allowance Calculation and Request Worksheet

    It does the math for you and produces a printable request to submit to your Board! Always consult a CPA or tax professional.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, Excel, Worksheet
  3. 166 downloads

    Sample Campus Pastor Job Description

    A sample job description for recruiting and hiring a multisite Campus Pastor.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, PDF, Sample
  4. 158 downloads

    Reimbursement Form Template

    Use this customizable reimbursement form for staff & volunteer reimbursements.
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Staffing, Excel, Template
  5. 142 downloads

    Sample Launch Team Expectations

    Examples of what planters would invite Launch Team members to commit to (AKA commitment, agreement, covenant).
    Categories and Tags:
    Launch Team, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  6. 140 downloads

    Church Employment Agreement Template

    Download and modify this employment agreement when you hire church staff.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Staffing, Template, Word
  7. 130 downloads

    Sample Church Staff Handbook

    This 41-page Staff Handbook (sample) is based on questions that are frequently asked by staff members.
    Categories and Tags:
    Legal, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  8. 125 downloads

    Sample Ministry Teams Matrix

    A list of one church's Sunday morning ministry teams and their positions with brief descriptions.
    Categories and Tags:
    Ministry Teams, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  9. 119 downloads

    Sample Reimbursement Policy

    Every church should have a written reimbursement policy. Download this sample for inspiration!
    Categories and Tags:
    Finances, Legal, Staffing, PDF, Sample
  10. 113 downloads

    KidZone Elementary Policies

    Use this to define your Elementary staffing policy.
    Categories and Tags:
    Children, Staffing, PDF
  11. 76 downloads

    Staff Leadership Self Assessment

    Modify this document as needed to help your staff assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  12. 74 downloads

    Develop a Staffing Plan

    Use this to distribute to others while they consider developing their staffing plan.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, PDF
  13. 70 downloads

    Next Step Team Charter

    Define your purpose, scope, objectives and strategy to help your ministry team function consistently.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  14. 67 downloads

    Staff Hiring Questionnaire

    Use this 4-Part sample questionnaire to help shape your new staff hiring process.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  15. 65 downloads

    Staff Interview Questionnaire

    Twenty key questions plus additional information you want to be sure to discuss when interviewing potential staff members.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, PDF
  16. 65 downloads

    Internet Ministry Team Charter

    Define your purpose, scope, objectives and strategy to help your ministry team function consistently.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  17. 62 downloads

    Hiring Process

    You need a documented hiring process. Use this 11-step guide to define your process for hiring staff.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, PDF
  18. 62 downloads

    Staff Leadership Expectations

    Here's a concise list of expectations for leaders in your new ministry.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  19. 60 downloads

    Staff Hiring Process

    Word document for you to edit as needed in developing your hiring process.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
  20. 50 downloads

    Staff Reference Check Questionnaire

    19 questions you want to consider using for reference checks.
    Categories and Tags:
    Staffing, Word
Training (16) 
  1. 192 downloads

    The Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Planting a Church

    An Interview with church planter Drew Field about his experience planting in Silicon Valley.
    Categories and Tags:
    Leadership, Training, Article, PDF
  2. 125 downloads

    Bibliography of Church Planting Resources

    Over 150 books, blogs, podcasts and other resources arranged by topic.
    Categories and Tags:
    Training, PDF
  3. 122 downloads

    10 Commandments of 19th Century Church Planting

    What worked in the past and why you should care, by David W. Hall.
    Categories and Tags:
    Philosophy, Training, Article, PDF
Worship Planning (11)