The Most Important Question A Church Planter Can Ask

I’ve planted three churches. One in my early 20’s, one in my late 20’s, and my final one after I had just turned 40....

Staffing Your Church Plant

Two of the biggest challenges for church planters is raising a launch team and raising funds. The third most significant problem is finding staff...

8 Potential Reasons a Church Plant May Not Grow

I've worked with a lot of church plants. And, I’ve been involved in two church plants as the planter. Every planter goes into the...

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...

Facilities – Meeting Places & New Churches

Through the years of church planting involvement as a strategist, coach, and planter, it is amazing how often the operational spaces of a new...

Question On Quitting Ministry

Steve Sjogren is the founding pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife Janie started with a small group of...

Notable #Churchplanting Tweets

As a church planting nerd, I follow the hashtag #Churchplanting on Twitter. Here are just a few tweets that stood out to me in...

7 Potential Barriers to Sustained Church Growth

In church planting, we defied the “rules” of growth for several years. By rules I mean things which happen that naturally stall growth. They...

Learn From The Ant

ANTS!!! It seems that no matter what I do they become more. They are in the kitchen, the bathroom, the dining room, the living...

Leaders are Readers

There is very little difference between one who cannot read and one who will not read.” —Jim Rohn I believe pastors and especially church panters need to...

The Two Threads of Church Plant Leadership

The number one requirement for a successful church plant is a certain quality of leadership. This leadership, in my mind, has two primary threads: what...

Top #churchplanting Tweets of the week

Send Network‏ @sendnetwork Church planting isn’t just a ministry for individual planters; it’s a ministry for the whole Church. Brad Brisco‏ @bradleybrisco Church...

Marks of a Biblical Church Part 1: What Makes a Church...

When I say the word “church,” what comes to mind? A small red brick building with a cross standing high above a steeple or...

8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...

Inviting People To Leave

I can remember fishing with my grandpa when I was a little boy. Fred Flowerday, one of nine boys and a girl born to...
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How Do I Connect With My City?

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Hospitality – The Missing Ingredient

“While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many...

The Six Most Common Mistakes Pastors Make and What to do...

Over the years I’ve seen pastors make the same mistakes over and over. Every time I see these mistakes I can almost bet their...

Pastor – Raise Your EQ This Week!

Question: Why did Paul tell Timothy “Do the work of an evangelist?” Keep in mind the Timothy letters are directed at leaders – specifically to...

3 Recommended Podcasts for Church Planters

As a church planter, I am always on the lookout for sound advice and resources. It's important to hear from practioners and not just...