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The Inspirational, Interdenominational, Multi-Congregational Ministry Movement
What happens when local churches stop competing and start seeing themselves as multiple sites of God’s Church in a city?
The Peculiar Tale of an Anglican-Baptist Church Plant
Why would two distinctly different denominations work together? And what have they learned?
Effective Leadership Is Dynamic and Empowering
Bill Gates thinks successful leaders will be those who empower others. I believe that this applies to church leadership as well.
The Road Ahead: 10 Characteristics of a Future Church Planter, Part 1
The well-worn paths of the past can often be poor guides for missionary travelers toward the future evangelistic work in North America.
Post-Merger Ministry Is a Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance
Our congregation needed to adjust in several ways after a larger church adopted us.
10 Questions More Important Than “What Was Your Sunday Attendance?”
Never let the excitement of higher attendance or the discouragement of lower attendance divert you from your church’s primary goal.
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges.
Church Planting Series: So What Does Church Planting Actually Look Like?
Here are four practical steps your church can take to get the ball rolling on planting.
Church Planting Series: Creating a Culture of Multiplication
Multiplication always starts small.
“Get More People In The Room” Is Dead. Here’s What’s Replacing It
Size is no longer considered a sign of health by the average church member or spiritual seeker.
Church Planting Series: How Can Your Church Get Involved in Church Planting?
While planning is key, there are a variety of imaginative ways to begin.
A Reproducible Lifestyle and the De-emphasis of Clergy Can Lead to Movement
Two things leaders can do to keep Jesus the center of a missional movement.
Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.
Two new books push back on Chicken-Little narratives of evangelical decline.
Four Ways New Hispanic Churches Are Challenging Church Planting in America
We are witnessing the de-Europeanization of American Christianity.
The Linkage Between Church Planting and Developing New Christians
Since the time of the Epistles, church planting has been a natural outflow of the Great Commission.
Chasing Donkeys: How Ministry Can Feel in Rural Contexts
1 Samuel 9 offers pastors—especially rural pastors—encouragement through seemingly fruitless seasons.
One-on-One with Mark Sayers on the ‘Reappearing Church’
“The move of God becomes a movement.”
Expanding the Digital Footprint of Our Churches
We have an opportunity to provide countless people with the hope of the gospel.
There Is No Minimum Viable Size For A Church
There have always been a whole lot of viable churches with just a handful of people in them.
7 Reasons Small Churches Are An Essential Part Of The Body Of Christ
Small churches have an amazing capacity to bounce back over and over again.
The Quiet Liturgy of Fred Rogers
The Quiet Liturgy of Fred Rogers
‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ taught us to love—not fear—our neighbor.
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