An Enemy of God Who Had the Skill Set to Plant...

On the road to Damascus, Paul had an encounter with Jesus and experienced a radical transformation in his life (Acts 9: 1-28). His view...

Fun, Outward, and Lean – Outreach on Budget

https://youtu.be/4M_bhAQMOCs You are only limited by your imagination. Learn to make outreach fun, outward, and lean!

Quick Tips For Starting A Worship Team From Scratch

There's no doubt that every pastor starts out with a whole lot of questions, especially at the beginning of the church planting process. The...

How To Create Compelling Sermon Titles

Here’s a quick and easy process to follow that will help you generate compelling sermon titles every week: 1. Title Your Message Only After You...

Where Is The Best Place To Plant a Church?

I oftentimes hear from aspiring church planters and the topic of location comes up in the conversation. They usually ask the question - ”where...

12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12...

Here are 12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12 Months Old. These 12 things will help your church be healthy,...

8 Leadership Sins To Avoid… And How To Find Your Way...

All leaders go through mental and emotional gyrations that can cause mental messiness. Some of these sins are greater than others. Some are easier...

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...

Revisiting “The Welcome”

We are in the midst of replanting our local church. After 10 years of being lone rangers, we have connected with a church with...

Recommended Conferences For Church Planters & Pastors

C3 Conference The C3 Conference is a two-day event for church leaders and is hosted by Fellowship Church. Their senior pastor is Ed Young, founder...

The Top Three Lessons

  Learning from history doesn’t cost much. And it’s worth whatever we have to pay for it. No matter where you are located, there is something...

The Three Second Rule

It happened again. Great worship was happening and then … nothing. Silence Dead air time Squirrel!!! Let’s be honest here … if the radio (or your favorite online...

War Ship Small Groups

I recently had a student who designed a new small group system for her church and called them War Ship Small Groups And she was...

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Who Want to Grow Churches

I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God grows churches and He works through all different types...

How to Hand Off Ministry

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that...
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How many people do you need to launch a Sunday Service?

How many people do you need to launch a Sunday morning service? Steve Sjogren shares his thoughts on this topic in this quick video! Steve...

3 Questions to Ask When Planning a Sermon Series

One of the best changes my church ever made was going from preaching stand-alone sermons every Sunday to preaching through sermon series. Sermon series...

Get Visitors Back

We get asked about how to turn visitors into returning guests pretty regularly. Over the years, we’ve been gathering some of the best ideas...

5 Churches That Shouldn’t Reproduce

There is a legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction. There is a growing awakening to the need of a multiplying...

Are You Making The Most Of First Impressions?

First impressions are so important. Sometimes they’re so strong that they can’t be erased from the mind. Years ago Head and Shoulders shampoo advertised with the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s so true.