Dale Spaulding

Dale Spaulding is recently retired after serving as the Director of Passion for Planting for seven years. Located in Chantilly, VA, Passion for Planting was founded by church planters to help church planters stay focused on people. Prior to his work at P4P, Dale was a software quality engineer and technical fellow with The Boeing Company. Prior to Boeing, Dale served in the US Navy for twenty-two years, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Dale holds a BS in Business Administration from Auburn University and an MS in Information Systems from the US Naval Postgraduate School. Dale lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife Nancy. He has two sons and three grandchildren.

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Getting Butts in Seats (Building Momentum)

One of the key challenges for the church planter is building momentum - yes, getting butts in seats. During this…

The Launch Plan

The Launch Plan for a church plant is a clear and concise narrative that answers a number of basic questions…


Getting Butts in Seats

It's not about the numbers but let's be honest… to survive, a church has to draw a crowd beyond the…