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...

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,...

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...

Help, No One Wants to Volunteer at My Church

As people continue to get busier and commitment to the church continues to decrease, it’s become harder and harder to convince people to volunteer...

7 Helpful Skills for Pastors Who Want to Grow Churches

I came close to titling these “essential” skills, but I knew that was unfair. God grows churches and He works through all different types...

Rural Matters: Part of God’s Plan to Transform Our Communities and...

Rural churches are at a crossroads. They are facing a generational shift, which, if not navigated well and led by the Spirit, will lead...

The Art of Resilience

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

The Three Second Rule

It happened again. Great worship was happening and then … nothing. Silence Dead air time Squirrel!!! Let’s be honest here … if the radio (or your favorite online...

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...

12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12...

Here are 12 Things Your Church Needs to Know…By The Time It’s 12 Months Old. These 12 things will help your church be healthy,...

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...

Planting & Re-Envisioning

From the editor: I found this short post from Aubrey Malphurs in our bloggers vault and thought it was a great way to get...

Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America

Multiple voices have articulated a burden for this area, and they are no longer distant and inaudible. Many of these leaders grew up in...

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...

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...

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...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church

If you are trying to restart your congregation or jumpstart growth, what I’m about to share with you is hands down the single most...

Revisiting “The Welcome”

We are in the midst of replanting our local church. After 10 years of being lone rangers, we have connected with a church with...
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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...