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Five Churches that Shouldn’t Reproduce
There is legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction.
Making Missions Count: How a Major Database Tracked Thailand’s Church-Planting Revival Subscriber access only
A movement in Southeast Asia shows how real-time reporting is building Great Commission connections.
The Disturbing Temptations of Pastoring in Obscurity
Leaving the limelight didn’t heal my pride; it only disguised it.
The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller
The US congregations most likely to grow are the 10 percent that already have more than 250 worshipers.
Why We Need a Church Planting Manifesto
The Send Institute has formulated a manifesto to serve as a rallying point for God’s church to effectively honor him in his kingdom advance.
Why Christians Won’t Work Together
In the majority of locales across North America, one will often find collegiality among pastors, but rarely solidarity.
How to Lead Well as a Church Planting Leader
Three tips from my own experience as a church planting leader.
God’s Call to a Reluctant Suburbanite
I craved life in a city center or a rural idyll. He wanted me to hunger after him instead.
The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
How Pastors Can Leave Well
Five ways to facilitate a healthy ‘goodbye’ when leaving your church.
The Unintended Impact of The Church Planting Industry on Our Evangelistic Impact
Is church planting still the most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven?
Reflecting on Church Planting in the Aftermath of Being on the StartUp Podcast, Part 2
Three major topics church planters have contacted me about since the podcast began airing.
Reflecting on the Rewards and Risks of Going on the StartUp Business Podcast, Part 1
'Fascinating' and 'terrifying' are the words that come to mind when I think about my experience of being recorded for days on end.
Four Practical Steps for Recruiting a Church Plant Team
There are so many needs to fill and sometimes the enormity of it all can feel paralyzing.
How Evangelistically Effective is Church Planting?
Church planting is evangelistically effective only to the degree that it is evangelistically focused from the beginning.
Planting Pastors in the New America: A Case for Civic Advocacy Training
In today’s urban ministry climate, people are not content to settle for “lip service” anymore.
Where Have All the Church Planters Gone?
What’s the greatest hindrance to effective church planting?
Is Church Growth The Best Way To Make More Disciples In Your Neighborhood?
In addition to “how can we break through to the next size level?” we need to ask “is bigger really better in this situation?"
My Best Advice For New Pastors And Church Planters? Be A Great Cover Band
The more good sources you take ideas and inspiration from, the more likely you’ll discover the unique ministry God has for you.
Why Lay People Can (and Should) Plant Churches
We should remember that it is God (not boards or faculties) who raises up leaders.