A Leadership Experiment – The Little Things Matter

In making the first impression, the little things matter. When a visitor shows up on one of our church campuses for the first time, the...

How to make a difference in your city

Did you know Jesus has a plan for you in the city He has sent you to?  In Luke 8:26-38, a once demon-possessed man is...

Replanting…

Dictionary.com defines replanting: “To plant (something) again or in a new place…” With regards to a church replant, a church avoids permanent death by recognizing...

Church Planting… or Church Connoisseur-ism

I made a decision a long time ago that I never want to be thought of as a negative person, but some things are...

8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church

I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career – whether as a planter or as a supporter of planting....

Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

Vibe. Yep, It’s Vital.

How aware are you of your church’s vibe? And if we do this in the context of a community of believers, we either create...

The Art of Resilience

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change?

Mistakes In Outreach – Reluctance to Start.

This is an entry in a series of blog posts entitled - Mistakes in Outreach. When it comes to applying all of this—in beginning...

Why You MUST Replant Your Church Every January (and how to...

Years ago, the brilliant church analyst Lyle Schaller noted, “…dozens of surveys have demonstrated that rapidly growing congregations tend to be churches with long pastorates,...

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...

One Question All Church Leaders Must Answer

From the Editor: This article was published years ago, but the importance of this content rings truer than ever and has eternal implications if...

Long Term Goals For A New Church

Can you watch the horizon and the ground in front of you at the same time? You must, if you would benefit from long-range planning....

Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Eugene Peterson wrote the book and coined the phrase, “Long Obedience in the Same Direction,” to summarize the balanced life of the Christ follower....

Mad, Hopeless, or Possible?

In a book by Julian Lewis Watkins, The 100 Greatest Advertisements, Sir Ernest Shackleton is quoted as having placed an ad in a London...

Faith-casting – The Gift That Helps You Grow

In Acts 2, when Peter was inspired to preach mightily by the power of the Holy Spirit, he was evidencing an amazing amount of...

What Do You Do When Your Truck (Or Church Plant) Crashes?

Six years ago, my accountability partner came to Bible Study and asked for prayer.  Ken is CEO of a company that franchises boutiques across...
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Top Question Church Planters Ask….

From our friend Peyton Jones and New Breed Church Planting. The most downloaded podcast reveals something about church planters and church planting in general....