Growth By Accident. Death By Committee.

“Yeah, the weirdest thing. Everything seemed to be going well, at least it looked that way on the surface to us. We went away...

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...

The Art of Resilience

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

21 Ways to Keep a Church from Growing

Here are 21 ways to keep a church from growing:

One “Win” At A Time

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

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...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church – Part 2

Please read part 1 before reading this post. (It may not make as much sense without it) Let's start off with a question: Tsunami or...

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...

Radical Discipleship

Let me ask you a question – Do you consider every person in your congregation to be a potential neighborhood missionary? If you do,...