Archive for October, 2009

What do ya’ll think about that?

What do ya’ll think about that?

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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I think this is the most dangerous question that a leader can ask. If it’s asked at the wrong time or in the wrong place, it can have disastrous results. It’s tempting to share the vision and then ask, “What do ya’ll think about that?” I know what you’re thinking, “I want people to be […]

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Fishers of “Men”

Fishers of “Men”

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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I thought I might share a few facts I discovered while reading The American Church in Crisis by David T. Olsen. This is a must read book for anyone in the church. If Olsen is right, and the church continues on its path without a fresh vision, and drive for planting strong, healthy new churches […]

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Halloween Outreach Ideas

Halloween Outreach Ideas

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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Ok, if you’re like me and you’re not into having a Halloween Alternative event to protect all the non-Christians in the area from allowing their children to engage in the pagan ritual of dressing up like Buzz Lightyear or Cinderella, then maybe you’d be interested in some other ideas. 1. Halloween Photo Booth: Create a […]

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Critical Mass, Part 2

Critical Mass, Part 2

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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A church plant is a lot like a boulder on a barren mountainside. You’ve seen this same rock in many adventure movies. Perhaps you’ve seen two nondescript cowboys desperately prying it loose, and then watching it fall. It quickly picks up speed, knocking other smaller rocks loose. Rocks smash against other rocks, breaking them from […]

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Critical Mass (a must read for all church planters)

Critical Mass (a must read for all church planters)

Posted on 15. Oct, 2009 by .

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While two hundred may not be a magical number, I believe it is absolutely imperative to find and keep the momentum necessary to carry the church plant through to the next level. Scientists understand that the formula for momentum is mass plus velocity. The mass of any given entity, when set in motion, has a […]

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Financing a Church Plant

Financing a Church Plant

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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Guest Blogger: Stephen Gray who is the Director of National Missions. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in transitioning, restarting, and planting new churches. He planted several churches himself and is now leading a church-planting movement. (This post is an edited version of Financing A Church Plant posted on September 29, 2009.) Let’s not be […]

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First Year Lessons

First Year Lessons

Posted on 12. Oct, 2009 by .

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Here’s a great post from church planter Dave Nelson in which he shares  The 5 Toughest Things About Leading a Church In My First Year! This is a great opportunity to learn the easy way from someone who learned these lessons the hard way… by experiencing them. So here’s what Dave’s learned after successfully launching […]

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Big Picture vs. Details

Big Picture vs. Details

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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This is a great post from Tim McCormik who is planting Coastal Community Church in Ft. Lauderdale. He’s got some great reminders and insights about how the little details matter to God and ought to matter to you as a church planter in his post It’s About The Details. Pray for Tim and his church that just launched in […]

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do you GOT WHAT it TAKES to PLANT a CHURCH?

do you GOT WHAT it TAKES to PLANT a CHURCH?

Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by .

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  I saw this post about what it takes to be an effective church planter by Jason Robertson on his blog site PastorRobertson.com posted back on September 10, 2009.  Charles Ridley conducted a study of church planters in the United States and Canada. His subjects in the study represented 13 Protestant denominations.  Based upon his research and […]

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Is Church Planting for Me?

Is Church Planting for Me?

Posted on 07. Oct, 2009 by .

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Twenty Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting a Church I saw this post over at PastorRobertson.com and it looks like the content was adapted from the International Church Planting Center a questionnaire. 1.Is my primary motivation for considering church planting the glory and worship of God and not primarily dissatisfaction with my present situation? 2.Am […]

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