Stephen Gray

Stephen is known for his vast experience in church planting. He has been involved in planting for over a decade. He has personally planted four churches, lead a national church planting organization and trained/coached hundreds of planters and pastors.

Stephen Gray is a Co-Founder of Church Planting Dynamics. Currently, he's serving as the Church Planting Facilitator for the Western region of the U.S. for the Free Methodists. He also serves as the Superintendent of the Arizona Conference.

Gray is the author of four books: Legacy Churches (2009), Full Disclosure: Exposing Church Planting Blind Spots (2009), Planting Fast-Growing Churches (2007) and Recommissioned: A Fresh Look At Church Planting (2006).

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Stephen Gray Posts
  • Protecting Your Vision From Drift

    “He shoots! He scores!” You hear the basketball announcers proclaim. “What a fade-away... Read more

  • Defining Success for Church Plants

    Success is not necessarily a numbers issue. I know plenty of large churches that may look... Read more

  • Preparing For Guests

    I have a very foundational belief that no guest enters a church, whether a conventional church... Read more

  • 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.... Read more

  • Validating The Call To Leadership

    There can be no more fundamental step in the process of watching a church become healthy than... Read more

  • Stop Saying “Unchurched”?

    I had a very interesting conversation with a colleague recently (Darrell MacLearn) about using the... Read more

  • Musings On Missional

    I probably operate on a very basic, possibly naive assumption about the Church. That assumption is... Read more

  • How Much Does It Cost To Plant A Church?

    How much money does it take to plant a new church or multi-site campus? I can't tell you how many... Read more

  • Top 10 Church Planting Mistakes

    Church Planting is tough and always carries a potential of risk and catastrophic failure. So what... Read more

  • What Defines A Successful Church?

    Success is not neccesarily a numbers issue. I know plenty of large churches that may look... Read more

  • 10 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Church

    Every year an estimated 4,000 churches close their doors? (That is 334 each month, 83 each week, 12... Read more

  • Planting Churches That Target Men

    A Study in 2000 from Switzerland provides insight on the importance on male attendance on the... Read more

  • Breaking the 200 Barrier

    A church plant is a lot like a boulder on a barren mountainside. You’ve seen this same rock in... Read more

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