Five Reasons for Church Planting

“The single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches,” according to Peter Wagner (1990). This oft-quoted phrase by the former professor...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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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....

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks...

5 Aspects To Leading With Faith

One of the things that has surprised me most over the years is how little we put Faith at the center of our church...

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...

Was it Really a Mistake?

“A mistake is not something to be determined after the fact, but in the light of the information until that point.” The above quote if...

Developing Leadership In Your Church Plant

If you expect your church plant to grow beyond your own personal capacity to lead others, you absolutely need to develop leadership in your...

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...
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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...

Elephant or Rabbit?

A friend recently shared this proverb with me, “If you want 100 tons of meat, raise elephants. If you want 1000 tons of...

Church Planting: Systems Thinking

In the San Francisco Bay Area, leaders with whom I connect are working together to frame a more comprehensive and unified approach to starting...

6 Steps To Simple Church Planting

There are a lot of new buzz words and strategies these days for planting churches. I must admit, I am from a small town...

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....

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...

The Problem With Church Buildings

One of the first questions every church planter (after, "Why won't you turn the music down?") will face is “When will we move into...

Stop Saying “Unchurched”?

I had a very interesting conversation with a colleague recently (Darrell MacLearn) about using the term “unchurched” to describe a person. It is a...