Nuts & Bolts

No Planter Stands Alone

A Practical How-To Training for Church Planters

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Are you launching a new church? Does your existing church need a ‘re-launch’? Nuts & Bolts is practical, how-to training designed to equip you with the tools needed to successfully launch and lead a healthy church that reaches this generation for Christ.


Nuts & Bolts

"The secret to concentration is elimination." Howard Hendricks

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If you cast the vision, you have to fund the vision.

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Good ideas don't build the church; God ideas build the church.

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It is critical as leaders to always be learning from those ahead of us. Is it time to break the bubble?

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“The speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A relevant message series makes the gospel message more personal. Find helpful links here.

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Congratulations to Chris & Yancie McGregor who launched City Church in Montreal, Canada on Sunday, Sept 15, 2013.

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Launching Large

Jesus did not want His followers to lose sight of their purpose, and in Matthew 28:19-20, He gave them the Great Commission, "Therefore go and make disciples of all...

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Confirm God’s Calling

Has God really called you to start a church? The truth is, many church starters talk themselves into starting a church. Some are disgruntled staff members who think they...

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Your Church Plant Master Plan

I consider it a blessing that I get to work with church planters everyday.  Many have done exhaustive research and months of preparation in the area of planning.  But...

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Don’t Surrender. Lead.

There will be people along your church planting journey who will challenge you to surrender the vision that God has given you. Do not surrender it. In the early...

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Weddings: Using The Side Door To Plant A Church

An age-old question for pastors: What is a new way to welcome people into the church?  Starting and growing a church is one of the most difficult things to...

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Leading Larger

Your role as pastor will change as your church grows. You must lead larger.  As the church grows, it will become increasingly difficult for you to eat lunch with...

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Leading Larger

Your role as pastor will change as your church grows. You must lead larger.  As the church grows, it will become increasingly difficult for you to eat lunch with...

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Why Talking About Church Growth Matters

It’s inevitable. Every single time we publish an article on pastors.com designed to help Pastors lead their churches to grow, people react with defensiveness and pseudo-spiritual comments. Everyone seems...

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Building Your Launch Team

If God has called you to start a new church, you may already feel isolated, like you’re on this church planting journey alone. Be encouraged, God does not use...

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Break the Bubble

     We all have a bubble. I am referring to an area where we've never experienced anything larger or greater than our current level of ministry or leadership.  In ministry,...

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Early Leadership Systems

Accountability and counsel are essential to a church planter. In the early days of a new church plant, you'll likely experience one of two temptations when it comes to...

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Growth Beyond 200

Church starters must continually develop as leaders or they will become the barriers for growth in their churches. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Purpose driven leaders learn how...

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