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5 Things You Must Do if You’re a Frustrated Church Planter

5 Things You Must Do if You’re a Frustrated Church Planter

Posted on 17. Apr, 2011 by .

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by Will Mancini. This post is from his site WillMancini.com on 3/18/11. If you have planted a church in the last three years, know that you are one of my heroes. What you do day in and day out requires more courage, sacrifice and perseverance than 90% of roles in ministry (at least in North […]

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Pastors and Affairs

Pastors and Affairs

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by .

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This post is from GaryLamb.org on June 29th, 2010. I know of five pastors (yes you read that right) who have resigned from their churches due to affairs in the last month, so I thought it might be worth the repost.  I have edited a little of it so it makes sense, but I’m telling […]

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Ten Reasons to Partner in Planting Now

Ten Reasons to Partner in Planting Now

Posted on 30. Mar, 2011 by .

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By Ed Stetzer The resurging interest in church planting has prompted a growing number of pastors and churches to ponder the value of planting new churches. Part of this deliberation inevitably involves the merits of planting independently versus partnering with other churches or networks. Many have found that church planting partnerships provide strengths and opportunities […]

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Open But Cautious Church Planting

Open But Cautious Church Planting

Posted on 10. Jun, 2010 by .

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by Jonathan Dodson from his blog: Creation Project If we’re honest, many of us treat the Holy Spirit more like a silent partner than the third person of the Trinity. We are so cautious of the Spirit that we eliminate him from our leadership. Instead of relying on the Holy Spirit, church planters often rely on […]

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Don’t Tone It Down

Don’t Tone It Down

Posted on 09. Jun, 2010 by .

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This post was written by Steven Furtick on May 6, 2010 and can be found on his blog site: StevenFurtick.com A pastor was recently explaining to me his philosophy toward planning a worship experience. One of his guiding principles bothered me a little: “I want to eliminate anything from the service that a totally un-churched […]

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Stephen Gray’s Resource List

Stephen Gray’s Resource List

Posted on 19. Feb, 2010 by .

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Here are some great resources from Stephen Gray, the author of Planting Fast Growing Churches.  These links are from his website ChurchPlantingDynamics.com. Title Preview 12 Mistakes of Christmas Outreach 7 Big Marketing Questions A Calendar For Breaking the 200 Barrier Am I A Church Planter? An Analysis of Church Planting Processes Bad Planting Philosophies Branding […]

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Keller on Managing Church Growth

Keller on Managing Church Growth

Posted on 15. Feb, 2010 by .

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Tim Keller has an article on “Process Managing Church Growth” in the newest issue of Vineyard’s Cutting Edge. In it he offers some very practical advice on how to manage stages of church growth and adjust church culture accordingly. I will summarize some of his points: Every church has a size culture that goes with […]

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How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 3)

How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 3)

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. In continuation of the series, this post examines some of the defects of social action-driven mission. Social Action-Driven Mission This approach probably creates the best […]

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How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 2)

How Not to Be a Missional Church (Part 2)

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. In continuation of the series, this post examines some of the defects of evangelism-driven mission. Evangelism-Driven Mission These churches focus almost exclusively on evangelism. Their […]

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How to Not be a Mission-Driven Church (Part 1)

How to Not be a Mission-Driven Church (Part 1)

Posted on 09. Feb, 2010 by .

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The missional church movement has been good and bad. On a positive note, let’s focus on the bad. Over the next few posts, I want to suggest three ways to not be a missional church. We’ll organize these reflections under three headings: Event-Driven MissionHow Evangelism-Driven Mission Social Action-Driven Mission Event-Driven Mission These are churches that, […]

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