The Death of a Church Plant – 7 Ways to...

It's not that difficult to kill your church plant with your two bare hands. I know what I'm talking about. I've almost done it...

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...

Friends of Sinners

I read a statement a while back in Dan Kimball’s book They Like Jesus but Not the Church that burned me with conviction. He...

Escorting Berliners To Jesus

About three years ago I met a middle-aged man who had been working as an art conservator during the former GDR (German Democratic Republic),...

Don’t Pull Up The Carrots

One of the traits I have noted in great leaders is they know how to let things lie. They patiently remain inactive. Even when...

Whimsical Holiness: The Key of Incarnational Life

A few years ago, I wrote about a concept in my book The Tangible Kingdom, which I believe is the key to Christian engagement...

The Church and “New Atheism”

I’ve been deeply challenged by the tireless efforts of the men and women that advance the cause of the "new atheism" into the empty hearts of...

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...

What Families Need Most From Church

When our church was in the “church plant” stage, we had a total of five children in our midst (three infants, one toddler, and...

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...

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...

What Stats Should Matter To Churches?

In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays the part of the Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane.  While most of the baseball old timers...

The Tale of the Walnut Farmer

A church planter may be likened to a walnut farmer.  At harvest time, he backs a tractor up to the tree, and with an...

An Enemy of God Who Had the Skill Set to Plant...

On the road to Damascus, Paul had an encounter with Jesus and experienced a radical transformation in his life (Acts 9: 1-28). His view...

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...

How Did We Get Here?

After seven cancer surgeries and two heart attacks - I’m an old man who has nothing to lose by speaking his mind.  It would...

How To Plant Churches That Change Cities

In almost every city across the US huge efforts are being made to plant churches. In the Greater Tampa area, there were close to...

12 Steps That Will Guaranteed Outreach Success

Success in outreach isn't as difficult as you might imagine. After coaching lots of leaders over many leaders - many of them who were previously convinced they couldn't possibly do it - here's a summary of some of what I've learned.

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...
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