We’re so “ether-or” in our viewpoints, aren’t we? We have a tendency to form an opinion, stake a position, and defend it against anything that… Read More »3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model
If the local church is the hope of the world… then we need more local churches. As I write this, I’m a couple of hours away… Read More »5 Essential Ingredients for Planting Purpose Driven Churches
When we started the work of planting Grace Hills, we developed a timeline to established what we hoped to be doing for the first six… Read More »Pastor, What's Your Timeline for the Next Year?
Denominations don’t plant churches. Churches plant churches. This is why churches should be proactive about church planting rather than waiting for denominational boards and agencies to… Read More »How Churches Can Partner to Plant New Churches
The work of planting a new church will probably kill you. On my first day in Greek Grammar class in Bible college, Dr. Jesse Thomas… Read More »Before You Plant a Church, Clarify Your Calling
That phrase – “teaching hospital” – jumped out at me during a recent conversation with Geoff Surratt, Pastor of Church Planting at Saddleback Church. As… Read More »Planting a Church? Plant a Teaching Hospital
I was thrilled when I receive Pastor Rick Warren’s article for this past week’s issue of the new Pastor’s Toolbox. I’m not sure if it’s… Read More »Rick Warren On the Most Important Thing Your Church Will Ever Do