The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
by Cornerstone Knowledge Network, More Than Multisite provides a detailed look at the current culture of planting and growing churches, and the role of church facilities within the
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
L. Woodworth is the associate coordinator of the International Theological Education Network and has over a decade of experience in pastoral ministry, church planting, and education.
When Your Calling Feels Like Death
Doing God's will, even in ministry, isn't always fun and flourishing.
But with Christ's example we see that burial as a planting of something hopeful in the soil Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and author of The
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
Dhati Lewis, who leads NAMB's BLVD Team, believes urban environments—a context long thought to be dry ground for church planting—are fertile soil for just this type of strategy, and
10 Ways to Help Single Women Flourish in Ministry
Whether single or married, we can all advocate for single women in ministry.
I am fortunate to know many amazing single women in ministry. They serve in student ministry, women's ministry, missions, small groups, teaching roles, and church planting.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Five solutions for mobile churches. Shannon Jirik. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email; print. We recommend this Building Church Leaders training tool: Church outside the box.
The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation
The addition or multiplication of small congregations has always been the typical way the church has grown.
Church GrowthFebruary 07, 2018. The Modern Myth Of The Persistently Growing Congregation The addition or or town. Typical Church Growth. Today
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
Todd Hunter, a bishop in the Anglican Church in North America and Crane's church planting partner, had this to say: “Ultimately the reason this worked was that Barry and North Sound
Planting an Immigrant Church in America's Whitest City
Meet the retiree-turned-pastor who's creating a home for Portland's Arabic Christians.
Planting an Immigrant Church in America's Whitest City. Meet the retiree-turned-pastor who's creating a home for Portland's Arabic Christians. DL Mayfield.
13 Tips for Women Church Planters
Beyond where to plant and what strategy to use
be made. For instance, how will you prepare yourself: seminary training, extensive reading, studying church planting strategies, or an apprenticeship?
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
By Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. Planting Disciple- Making Churches in the City. By Mandy Smith. 3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work.
11 Advantages Of Having 50 Churches Of 100 Instead Of 1 Church Of 5,000
Big churches are great. But they’re very rare. And they’re not the only way to see the kingdom of God move forward.
I know there are church planting organizations that do this. Planting one church, hoping for it to grow numerically every year until it reaches mega status is a fool's gambit.
Top 10 Resources for Church Planters
Essential tools for a hard calling.
Learn More. In recent years, we've witnessed a florescence in church planting. It's one of journey. 1. Church Planting Networks and Tribes. Since church
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
roles reach beyond the church's walls. The apostles are sent ones, the pioneers, with visions and strategies for new ideas. They are innovators. They could be planting new churches
Matching Grants vs. Challenge Grants
Why one is better in church fundraising.
Christopher J. Kopka. Matching grants are a reasonably common tool used in churches, particularly for church planting, as well as ministries and nonprofit organizations.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
It's a lot harder when you're turning the church around and you're instituting something people have never done before. You also have a culture of sending and planting.
Burnout Is a Danger, Whatever Your Church Size
I exhausted myself trying to expand our little church, then again when I couldn’t keep up with the growth.
I went to seminary. As I began my final year, he asked if I had ever thought about planting a church. I thought it was a crazy idea! Yet he somehow convinced