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Newsletter — June 2017

Integrated Church Planting System

Dale Spaulding, Director, Passion for Planting
Dale Spaulding
Director, Passion for Planting

During my years serving in the U.S. Navy and working as an engineer at Boeing, I learned that healthy organizations share one thing in common: healthy systems. Proven systems help save organizations time and money by prescribing a set path that leads to a preferred destination.

Knowing that systems help organizations accomplish their goals, we’ve designed a church planting system that enables churches and church planting organizations plant healthier churches more efficiently, saving them time, energy, and money.

As illustrated below, our comprehensive system integrates church planter assessment, training, project management, and coaching to help make your church multiplication vision a reality. To learn more about how our system can help you plant heathy multiplying churches, contact us today.

–Dale Spaulding, Director


June 2017 – Contents

  • Church Leadership Pipeline
  • Future for the BiVo Pastor
  • Church Plant Management Team
  • Ping Pong and Planting

Leadership Pipeline

If you want to plant a healthy multiplying church, you will need a system that first helps you develop healthy multiplying leaders. Leadership experts oftentimes call this system a leadership pipeline. This pipeline defines the steps a potential leader should take to develop their character, competency, and influence so they can grow in their leadership capacity.

What’s your church’s leadership development system? Do you have a pipeline defined and ready to implement? Develop or reconfigure your leadership development process today with the help of Todd Adkins, Lifeway Leadership, and their free eBooklet:  Pipeline: Succession At Every Level.

Future for the BiVo Pastor

Are you a church planter or pastor who’s looking for a way to meet more people in your community while making a few extra dollars to make ends meet? If so, consider leveraging your ministerial skills to engaged couples in your area through the Wedding Pastor Network. This network connects pastors to couples in their area who want to have a memorable wedding, but don’t know a minister who’s able to officiate their wedding ceremony.

Think about all the young couples in your community who don’t attend a church, but don’t want to get married in a courthouse. Who will they go to in order to tie the knot? It could be you. If they came to you, not only would you have the opportunity to officiate their wedding ceremony, but you’d also be able to share with them the biblical foundations of marriage and the unconditional love of Jesus.

Interested? Read how Wedding Pastor Network has helped our friend Ed Choy connect with more people in his community and read more about his bi-vocational ministry model at: Is BiVocational The Future For Church Leaders?

Church Plant Management Team

If you’ve set out to plant a church, you may be wondering what steps you need to take in order to launch a healthy church. Do you start by gathering a launch team? What about developing a marketing strategy? Or perhaps you should start by looking for a facility to host worship gatherings? While you will need to do all of those things, before knocking those off your to-do-list, you should develop a Board or Directors or Management Team that will support and guide you in the planting process.

Some planters, due to their experience working with church elder boards in the past, shy away from working under the guidance of a management team. Venturing into the tumultuous seas of  church planting without the support of a formal leadership team is foolish. Passion for Planting’s Patrick Bradley explains why in his blog: 4 Reasons You Need A Church Plant Management Team.

Ping Pong and Planting

One of the most exciting things about planting a church is the opportunity for innovation. New churches are constantly thinking outside the box to pioneer new methods for reaching people with the gospel.

Awakenings Movement in Detroit is no exception. They launched utilizing a neighborhood table tennis club they started called Drive. Through this social club, the church is able to connect with community members and create income that supports the church’s ministry. To learn more about this church plant and how it’s using ping pong to impact its community click here.