church planting

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 effectively do because pastors are often unaware of their own self-created obstacles. Pastor-Created Obstacles Prevent Church Growth

  • Pastors spend most of their time on sermon preparation and interacting with people from their own church.
  • Pastors do not have an intentional plan for reaching the unchurched.
  • Pastors do not have a vision beyond the front door.
One hundred years ago, parishioners were welcomed through the front door into the church. They became members of the church...

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 nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have…

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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 a lone individual to start a church. Thankfully, He builds teams to launch churches. As God prepares you, He is also preparing a group of people…

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Nuts & Bolts Church Planting

Have you been called to start a new church?  Could your existing church use a re-launch? Church Planters, join Ron Sylvia, Dave Page, Sean Sears & Chris Causey in Boston this fall for Nuts & Bolts where you’ll discover your next step in church planting. Nuts & Bolts is how-to training jam-packed with practical tools…

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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 leadership. One is to hastily construct a leadership team with a board, positions and policies. The other is to fly solo with no accountability at all. …

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