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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Art of Resilience

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

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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,...

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...

Not Being Nice for the Sake of the Gospel

The following is one of Bill Easums most asked-for blog posts.  It was written two decades ago, but it is still as relevant today...

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...

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...

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...

Revitalizing Church Through an Outward Focus

Church revitalization is a very real and important topic to many today because statistics indicate that the majority of churches are plateaued or declining....

Free Resource – Wondered Into Anyone’s Heart Lately?

Doug Pollock is part of Kindness Outreach Ministries, the 501c-3 organization that hosts this site - churchplanting.com as well as www.kindnessoutreach.com and www.Steve...