5 Shared Characteristics Needed to do Church Planting or Church Revitalization

Church planting is a difficult, but rewarding assignment in ministry. So is church revitalization. In 16 years as a pastor I was blessed to...

Leading by Word and Deed: 3 Ways to Move from Words...

We all know the famous quotes about leadership. We have used them time and time again in sermons, Bible studies, or when rallying the...

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,...

Leadership Development for Dummies

Sorry if the title is crude. No implication about anyone here. But leadership development may not be as difficult as we often make it...

Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Turning Mainline Decline into a Multiplication Movement

Mainline Christianity has been in a free fall decline since the mid-1960s.  Some want to blame it on a changing culture; others say it’s...

Now Is The Time to Start Planning Your Fall Outreach!

I know its summer time, but you should take some time and start planning your Fall outreach. Time flies and Autumn will be here...

5 Really Bad Reasons to Plant a Church

I love church planters. When I moved into church revitalization, part of the concern I had in doing so was I might not have...

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....

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...

Do You Need To Re-Plant Your Church?

It is a pretty common practice to re-pot a plant because the current pot is too small and the plant is in danger of becoming root bound. But… what if the pot is too big… or simply the wrong kind of pot?