3 Questions That Keep Me Going In Ministry

Here are three big questions that keep me in ministry and stirs me to do more. We should ponder these questions and see what...

Assimilation & Our Churches: Do We Do It Well?

For those in church leadership, the issue of assimilation typically comes with questions of effectiveness and strategy. Truth be told, there is no one-size-fits-all...

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...

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...

10 Steps to Rebrand Your Church

If you haven’t rebranded your church in the last five years, your ministry is dated. Rebranding is one of the most worthwhile investments you can...

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

The fastest shrinking category in American religion is still the largest category—people who self-identify as Christian, but whose religion is not a central part...

Online Giving For the “Average” Size Church

At Churchplanting.com, we know that churches come in all sizes and "flavors." Knowing the average church size in America is 75 or less, I...

21 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing

Here are 21 ways to keep a church from growing:

Creating An Outward Focused Culture

I am often asked “How can one create a culture of serving somewhere that has been lacking an outward focus?” That’s a fair question...

The Master Carpenter’s Blueprint for Making Disciples

What is the relationship between making disciples and carpentry? To those who are unfamiliar with the Gospels, there is no apparent relationship. To those...

Thanks California For Fresh Perspective

My wife and I had an opportunity to visit California this month. We spent a few days with friends, making ministry plans and building...

Serving Projects That Reflect The Personality Of Your Group

“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” Eph. 2:10, NKJV. We all have distinct personalities. If you are the parent of...

Common Reactions When Growth in an Organization Slows

A young pastor was battling the leadership of the church to make changes. He felt part of his call to the church...
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Defining Discipleship

https://youtu.be/NNFSFd5g6NA Matthew 28:19–20: “Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,...
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Creating Momentum

English Language Learners Definition of momentum. : the strength or force that something has when it is moving. : the strength or force that...

The Demise of Cash and Checks

The other day I said something online about writing a check and I received guffaws from some of my colleagues. I didn’t...

Words + Deeds = Amazing Momentum!

Words of love need to be connected with deeds of love. Human nature being what it causes us to gravitate to serving...

One “Win” At A Time

Revitalization often starts with a single ministry area within the church rather than the whole church. When we think...

Revitalization Hope for the New Year

While this blog is typically for church planting, there is also a great need for church revitalization. Too many churches close their doors every...

Either Distinct or Extinct

“A popular megachurch is starting a new location near us. That church is so big and has so many resources. How are we supposed...