Category: General

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4 Keys to Multiplying Everything

To cultivate a disciple-making movement, you need to be intentional about multiplication. Think: Multiply Everything! Multiply disciples. Multiply disciple makers.…
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Practices for Keeping Jesus at the Center of Church Staff

Before my ministry path took me down the consulting road, I served as a pastor of spiritual formation. My first…

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7 Ways to Engage Young People to Serve

I hear frequently that it’s hard to get the younger generation to serve in the church. That may be true,…

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What to Do When Your Church is Declining

I recently posted 7 suggestions NOT to do when the church is in decline. (Read that post HERE.) As expected,…


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‘I Feel Called to Plant a Church … Now What?’

About once a week…or sometimes more frequently…I get an email or Tweet from someone who says they feel led to…
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Going Social to Plant Churches

There is a formula for launching a church in America. Collect lots of money. Spend lots of money getting the…


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10 Steps for a Successful Church Planting Budget: Utilize Best Practices

Managing money is an important part of any church and it can make or break a new church.  Follow these…
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Can There Be Change Without Pain?

The answer, of course, is, "No." (Ok, so this may be the shortest blog post ever.) Actually, I think it's…


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Tips for a Successful Church-Planting Budget: Create a Path to Sustainability

Sustainability for a church plant is when the new church is able to accomplish its mission with the financial resources…

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Why Do Church Plants Fail?

This week we're looking at why church plants fail. These are my observations based on conversations with church planters and…

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Why do church plants fail? (Pt 2)

Yesterday we began talking about why so many church plants fail. Based on my observations and conversations with church planters…
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Tips to a Better Church-Planting Budget: Balance Your Expenses

Pre-launch church-planting budgets can be broken down into three main categories. Staffing Equipment Marketing Post-launch church planting budgets can be…