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

I love quotes! I especially like quotes from people who have a track record. They inspire me to press forward even when the going...

Incarnational Living – What Does That Actually Mean?

Much has been made lately of the phrase “living incarnationally.” The basic idea is to live as Jesus lived while he was on earth....

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....

How Much Does It Cost To Plant A Church?

How much money does it take to plant a new church or multi-site campus? I can't tell you how many times I have been asked that question. But, that question has no easy answer. Understanding the delicate balance between over-funding and under-funding is complex. There are many variables to consider when asking that question.

Twenty Questions for Potential Church Planters

Every person that considers church planting asks the question, Am I a Church Planter? It is the question I asked myself before planting a church. It...

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...
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10 Characteristics of a Church on Mission

The Tension to Be on Mission The church in every generation is called to bring the good news of the kingdom into a spiritual encounter...

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....

What Defines A Successful Church?

Success is not neccesarily a numbers issue. I know plenty of large churches that may look successful on the outside, but are not doing...

Will Every Church Eventually Die?

Must every church eventually die? It’s a mostly unspoken reality we all live with. Every person (except for those privileged enough to be living when...

5 Things Anointed Leaders Have

In 1 Samuel 10 Saul is anointed as King over Israel. As soon as he was anointed as the leader 5 signs occurred that I see in the leaders of today (or I should say the great anointed leaders of today).

Stadia – Church Planting Network

Stadia brings people and churches together to transform lives and communities through church planting. Stadia strives to provide the BEST planter care possible to...

Do You Need to Re-Launch Your Church Plant?

I spend as much time or more coaching those planters who are almost ready to give up or close down their churches due to...

Gaining Investors in Your Church Plant

One of the big issues in most forms of church planting is money.  I truly believe in the final analysis all success at some...

Without These 5 Staff Positions, Your Church Plant Will Probably Fail

5 positions? I know, you can't even afford 1, right? Well, that is part of the issue to begin with. I am not sure...

Mindset, Heart Set and Skill Set: Ties that Bind Doctoral Students,...

As a graduate professor, I have determined that students in Ph.D. programs fall into two basic categories: doctoral students and students enrolled in doctoral...

The Most Common Leadership Problem

A colleague of mine who works as a consultant with church groups often asks people to make a list of all of their leadership...

10 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Church

Every year an estimated 4,000 churches close their doors? (That is 334 each month, 83 each week, 12 each day). Fortunately, in 2010 denominations,...

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....