10 Quotes on Prayer

One “Win” At A Time

Revitalization often starts with a single ministry area within the church rather than the whole church. When we think...

Revitalization Hope for the New Year

While this blog is typically for church planting, there is also a great need for church revitalization. Too many churches close their doors every...

Finding the Right Church Plant Model: An Introduction to Church Models

A few years ago we got another car. Well, truthfully, Donna (my wife) made me get one. To be completely honest, she went and bought...

Sermon Planning 101

Here are a few things to consider when planning sermons for the new year: 1) Consider preaching through the Bible every year - We read through...
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Highlights from Exponential – Washington DC

Here are highlights from our DC speakers this week: "Build God's Kingdom…not your's" -Greg Nettle Be known for your outrageous generosity - @gregnettle Will...

Conference Spotlight – Exponential

Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. They equip movement makers with actionable principles,...

Nuggets from Disperse Church Planting Summit

It was a great gathering of church planters from all around the globe July 19-22 in Muncie Indiana. Here are just few "takeaway nuggets"...

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...

What Kind Of Benefits Package?

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in church planting recently. An increasing number of sending organizations...

6 Qualities of The Teams Paul Built

Teams are not a toy, yet so many leaders treat them like a personal playground....

Finish Your Sermon by 11 a.m. Monday

I want to show you how you can finish your sermons, every single week, by...
barn raising

3 Things Barn Raising Teaches Us About Doing Ministry

Barn raising commonly took place in early rural America, when neighbors, families, and friends joined...

Evangelism

2 Winter Kindness Outreach Ideas

COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE/CAPPUCCINO GIVEAWAY COFFEE, CAPPUCCINO, AND GOOD HOT CHOCOLATE are all the rage these days; so wherever the chance presents itself, bring it to...

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...

Revitalization Hope for the New Year

While this blog is typically for church planting, there is also a great need for church revitalization. Too many churches close their doors every...

Finding the Right Church Plant Model: An Introduction to Church Models

A few years ago we got another car. Well, truthfully, Donna (my wife) made me get one. To be completely honest, she went and bought...

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...

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...