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...

Generosity Is The New Evangelism

The truth is that God doesn’t need our money, but He knows that our orientation toward money reflects our obedience to the Lordship of...

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...

“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...

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...

Thank God for “EGRs”

When we started a church in Cincinnati, I had as many as three jobs at once to make ends meet. My favorite was driving...

Repentance – The “Other Side” of Faith

In the time before MP3's (long, long ago) music was played on a device called a “Record player.” When your favorite hit song came out...

God First

In observing the Christian landscape of popular blogs and books, I am convinced we have lost sight of God’s mission. I watch with concern...

Finding The Balance Between Gathering And Scattering

Hi friends, this email just came to me from a pastor who has taken the missional community bug pretty seriously over the last five...

Seek the Welfare of Your Community

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in...

Mistakes I Hope to Make In 2020

Sometimes the best mistakes are premeditated. We can sometimes assume that to lose in any way is a horrible thing that must be avoided...

Let The Adventure Begin

Life in the Kingdom is really about learning to live life, continually aware of God’s presence. Every believer should practice awareness and practice noticing...

Church Planting and the Urbanization of the Rich

For many years I have prayed for new churches to be started in the city of San Francisco where I live. Recently God has...

Valentine’s Day – the most Christian of all holidays

  Valentine's Day, that stands for a celebration of love, is arguably the most “Christian” of all holidays each year. With Valentine's, there is no misunderstanding...

Tips For Reaching Your Community

All warfare is contingent on the climate, geography, and environmental conditions of the battlefield. This is equally true for spiritual warfare, or as we...

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....

Revival

I have found an old word creeping into my prayers and vocabulary lately. The word is revival. Revival is when whole cities, churches or societies...

Harvesting Without Planting

Talking with a potential church planter recently I got a picture that is either from God or the 64 ounces of Diet Coke I...

The Vision Thing

The most important question any church planter can ask is “ Why am I planting a church?” I have had some conversations with some...

Hospitality – The Missing Ingredient

“While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many...