Sample Master Plans

You will greatly increase the probability of success by creating a well thought-out church planting Master Plan. The elements of a Master Plan, also known as Business Plan or Church Proposal, are:

  1. Purpose statement
  2. Vision for church
  3. Demographic study of community
  4. Core Values
  5. Strategy to reach and retain
  6. Launch needs
  7. First year timeline
  8. First year budget
Feel free to explore the Master Plans below as a guide to build your own church planting Master Plan. Mission Church - Brent Hofen OpenChurch - Thomas Christensen Journey Point - Chris Phillips Read More

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 to lead larger by continuing to grow and develop their leadership skills. The first leadership shift takes place in what a pastor does on a daily…

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. . Led to Plant. What Do I Do Now?

About once a week…or sometimes more frequently…I get an email or Tweet from someone who says they feel led to plant a church. They almost always have the same question. What do I do now? What’s my first step? After answering dozens of times, I decided to put my thoughts in a post. Step one:…

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Funding Your Church Plant

Where do you find enough money to start a church during a global recession? Starting a church in good economic times is daunting enough, but starting one now borders on insanity. Insanity or not, church planting has never been a sport for the faint-hearted. In fact, I have always called it the extreme sport of…

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Things You Need to Know

1. How to pray. Starting a new church is a miracle, and only God can work miracles.  If you start a church without prayer, it won’t be a church, it will be a club. If you don’t know how to pray, learn how. Make prayer a central part of your planting strategy. Recruit others to…

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