How to Burnout for Jesus

Why do so many Christians think being burned out is a good thing? Why do we honor and affirm leaders that end up overwhelmed...

3 Questions That Keep Me Going In Ministry

Here are three big questions that keep me in ministry and stirs me to do more. We should ponder these questions and see what...

Profiles of the Heart

You have all seen social media profiles. For all the talk today against “profiling” we are all self-identified by our “profile.” What does your...

3 Ways to Help You Get Unstuck

The thought of making a difference stirs you to take action. The excitement of something unique and fresh drives you to step out in...

Ask Two Questions Each Day

One of the biggest questions you as a leader need to ask, “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as...

Don’t Agree to Be the Senior Leader – Unless

Here’s a warning I want to give to those who are currently not in a senior leadership position, but think they may want to...

Don’t Let Them Die! Give Them This!

Vision isn’t just something good for leaders to have, it’s a must! Proverbs says it pretty clearly… Without vision people DIE. They won’t follow a leader...

Put to the Test: Gideon’s Case for Behavioral Assessment

Have you ever made a bad hiring decision? Enthusiastically selected someone to a responsible position, only to watch the decision cascade into a disaster?...

3 Ways To Take Up Your Cross

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34-35 This may be the most important description of what it...

Brevity of Sermons

Note: This post was originally written several years ago but is still relevant today and something worth considering as communicators of the greatest message...

10 Steps to Rebrand Your Church

If you haven’t rebranded your church in the last five years, your ministry is dated. Rebranding is one of the most worthwhile investments you can...

12 Things to Know… Within The First 12 Months

By the time your church is 12 months old, you should know these 12 things. 1) Don’t take yourselves too seriously You are important to God....

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...

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

The fastest shrinking category in American religion is still the largest category—people who self-identify as Christian, but whose religion is not a central part...

Church Multiplication Without Restraint

A few years ago I spent a week teaching disciple-making and church multiplication to pastors in Thailand. On that trip I met a man, with...

No Ministries At Our Church

CP Editor Note: This article was previously posted many years ago. The content, however, is still very relevant and brings attention to consumerism within...

Online Giving For the “Average” Size Church

At Churchplanting.com, we know that churches come in all sizes and "flavors." Knowing the average church size in America is 75 or less, I...

21 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing

Here are 21 ways to keep a church from growing:

Recurring Sin or Bad Habits That Keeps Us Stuck

Every day for weeks, this goat (I’d say, “Stupid Goat” but I’d get in trouble with my grandson), would get his horns through the...

Crash Course In Leadership

Church planting pastors usually experience a painful crash course in leadership. Very few seminaries teach this well and very few churches model this well....