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Lean Church Planting

How do you start a church with very little or no funding? We call this "Lean church Planting" :) How can you make a difference...

Evangelism Is Not Just Relationship

You don’t have to know a drowning person to save their life.

In Light of the New Catholic Pope

I belong to the third largest denomination in America – former Roman Catholics.  We RCs are hard nuts to crack.  Ask anyone planting in...

Plod Forward

I’ve gone to a number of church planting conferences that feature plenary speakers who lead large churches who “planted” and “succeeded” in a big...

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks...

The Ideal-Sized Congregation? Try 500!

Great churches come in a variety of sizes, very large ones, medium-sized ones and smaller ones. Some are frustrated with the mega church scene in...

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,...

The Importance of Kindness

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with...

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...

“Adding Value” Brings the Kingdom

Did you ever think about church planting as a result of simply giving people the dignity and value God has given them by sending...

Incarnational vs. Missional Church Planting

The missional emphasis in church planting moves Christ’s church in a good direction. The reason is that it’s most biblical, and that should be the...

Living An Outward Focused Life

I believe everyone can learn to create God Space. What is God Space? God Space is a space which we create by faith. God Space is...

Five Reasons Churches Don’t Get Involved In Church Planting

Many tend to think that planting a church is something that only a select few congregations can do. The rational for avoiding the conversation...

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...

Make Kindness Great Again (Clean the Toilets Tour)

You say you’ve never seen a 16′ tall inflated toilet?  Me neither… Why? Let’s face it — the world is in desperate need of the healing...

Do You Really Care about Evangelism? If So, You Need To...

We are likely all familiar with Jonah, who was a prophet of the Lord. Jonah lived during a time of relative prosperity for the nation...

Keep It Simple

Even though we could list a dozen points about starting vital outreaches the basic idea behind Kindness Outreach is quite simple. My tendency is to jump into...

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...

“Ready, aim. Ready, aim. Ready, aim…”

Ready, aim. Ready, aim... Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad – continually using this as the motto above. That’s all...

Bivocational Ministry: Option or Necessity?

The following post was originally written in 2011 but still remains relevant for church planters and pastors in 2018. Most of the time we who...