The Quickest Way to Spur Organizational Change

Do you want to know the fastest way to encourage change? I have practiced this one for years, and it almost always triggers change. It...

Less Is More…

Like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates share in the Times article link below, I too have found that the key to success is to...

“Ready, aim. Ready, aim. Ready, aim…”

Ready, aim. Ready, aim... Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad – continually using this as the motto above. That’s all...

Pastors, Invite Newcomers to Lunch

We’ve all heard the old adage about the revolving church door. People come in and, before we know what happened, they leave, never to...

Make A Difference In The Next 100 Days

New and established leaders alike are in the same boat as a new president steps into office. We need to establish ourselves afresh in...

How To Lead Yourself Everyday!

My good friend Bob Bouwer was having lunch with the campus pastor of COMMUNITY a couple weeks ago when he said, "Everyday at the top of...

My Car Ride With Francis Chan

Last night I had a dream that I was sitting in the back seat of a car riding around the streets of 1950s Clearwater, Florida. Everything...

The Happy(Note) Story

The following is a guest post by Happy Leman. Happy and his wife Dianne are the co-founding pastors of  The Vineyard Church of Central...
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How Many Churches Did the Apostle Paul Start?

  Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that is a remarkable thing, but I tend to think...

Five Reasons for Church Planting

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches,” according to Peter Wagner (1990). This oft-quoted phrase by the former professor...

Funding New Church Plants

Funding a new church plant is probably the most challenging aspect of the task. We aren’t usually doing well on this front.  One option...

The Pastor’s Wife Is Simply a Wife

I had a hard time finding in Scripture where it explains the role of a pastor’s wife. I dragged out every concordance I could...

20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters

Here are 20 quotes that I hope you find encouraging as you live out the calling and adventure we call church planting. Desperation is...

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Fishing As A Commercial Fleet…defining normal

What is your notion of "normal" when it comes to outreach? Do you think it is normal to see people come to know Jesus only...