Brevity of Sermons

Note: This post was originally written several years ago but is still relevant today and something worth considering as communicators of the greatest message...

No Ministries At Our Church

CP Editor Note: This article was previously posted many years ago. The content, however, is still very relevant and brings attention to consumerism within...

Sermon Planning 101

Here are a few things to consider when planning sermons for the new year: 1) Consider preaching through the Bible every year - We read through...

Finish Your Sermon by 11 a.m. Monday

I want to show you how you can finish your sermons, every single week, by Monday at 11 a.m. Yes, you heard me right. I promise...

Preach it… With More Than Just Feeling

Preaching. Countless people have done it and are doing it. And as we all know, there isn’t just one way of doing it. When...

The Two Threads of Church Plant Leadership

The number one requirement for a successful church plant is a certain quality of leadership. This leadership, in my mind, has two primary threads: what...

Top #churchplanting Tweets of the week

Send Network‏ @sendnetwork Church planting isn’t just a ministry for individual planters; it’s a ministry for the whole Church. Brad Brisco‏ @bradleybrisco Church...

The Church Model Doesn’t Matter (As Long As You Stick With...

I have a friend who swears that drinking water and walking is the key to optimal health. He walks 50 miles a week and...

Unmet Expectations…

Unmet Expectations can KILL! You know the feeling… You were expecting with all of your heart for “this”, instead you got “That!” We all have expectations,...

Church Planters And Sermon Prep

Over the years we’ve launched just under 70 churches from our own. Those congregations have planted others and the number of churches that we know...

The Power of Encouragement

A few years ago, Georgia, my wife and I went to downtown Berlin to do some shopping. We had seven different stops to make....

“Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs…”

Those are the words of a newcomer family who had been anticipating a negative experience upon their first time at a church I was...

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...

Two Tips to Improve Your Communication

There is no area in the life of a pastor-communicator where he or she has a greater lack of self-awareness than this:  How they...

The Greatest Form of Evangelism?

Years ago, studies circulated that showed that new churches tended to be more evangelistic than older, more established ones. The axiom followed, "The greatest...

How To Make A Good Sermon Great

The art of writing a sermon fascinates me. How does a speaker move from a good idea to a great message? Others much more...

Truth Honors God

If God blesses you with leadership in the Church for enough years, you’ll inevitably hit a situation where someone has to be dismissed from...

Evangelism Key: Start the Conversation!

In a previous entry – "Evangelism is not just relationship" I submitted that we must not hesitate to share the Gospel even if we don't...

6 Reasons You SHOULD Preach Other Pastor’s Sermons

The secret to leading a growing church is steal, steal, steal. If you want to lead your church in dynamic spiritual and numerical growth you...

Hey Pastor… It’s Time To Uplevel Your Messages

Any church planter / pastor who hopes to connect with the community is in need of becoming a great communicator as soon as possible...