Preparing For Guests

I have a very foundational belief that no guest enters a church, whether a conventional church structure or an unconventional gathering place, by happenstance. Rather,...

Church Planter Assessment, Ridleys 13 Characteristics and Test

What does it take to be an effective church planter? Dr. Charles Ridley conducted a study of church planters in the United States and Canada....

Michelangelo’s Haunting Uncertainty

For years I’ve had to take a deep breath whenever anyone asked me what I did for a living.  I knew that as soon...

These 3 Butts Must Be Counted!

Our churches are great at counting butts! We love to see the graph rise and attendance going up. There’s nothing wrong with counting attendance...

Freedoms Of The Underground Church

I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Japan, Nepal, Myanmar, and China. The purpose of the trips is always the same—to talk about making...

Getting and Giving Green Cards

Green Card – permission and blessing for an immigrant to go to work. Our friends Rex and Sally tell us, “We loved America from our...

Learn To Delegate Influence

Learning to not only delegate work but influence is one of the most inspiring tasks of a church planter and good leader. After having poured...

Very Good Church Planting News

I’ve spent my adult life making disciples and multiplying churches. That has often been a lonely road to walk. For years the general attitude in...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Church Planting

How Many Churches Did the Apostle Paul Start?

  Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that...

Five Reasons for Church Planting

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches,” according to Peter...

Church Planter Assessment, Ridleys 13 Characteristics and Test

What does it take to be an effective church planter? Dr. Charles Ridley conducted a study...

Preparing For Guests

I have a very foundational belief that no guest enters a church, whether a conventional...

What Should I know About Church Vision?

Vision. We all talk about it. Its importance, it’s power, it’s ability to draw people...

Evangelism

Getting and Giving Green Cards

Green Card – permission and blessing for an immigrant to go to work. Our friends Rex and Sally tell us, “We loved America from our...