Church Planting Archives - Page 7 of 10 - Seedbed

Matt Lipan had the opportunity of serving as a campus pastor for a large church for 4 years. Here he shares 4 things that any campus pastor should keep in mind. Among them are knowing the end game, or goal of the campus ministry, and embracing the unique setting.

What can we learn from John Wesley's rediscovery of the primitive church? Matt Leroy shares what the early church could say to us now.

Jack King, Rector of Apostles Anglican Church in Knoxville, TN, sits down with Winfield Bevins to talk about ministering to a local community, rhythms of mission and Sabbath, as well as his journey into Anglicanism.
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In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Efrem Smith challenges the church to rise up to the wonderful opportunity to create multi-ethnic churches that reflect the beautiful diversity of the coming kingdom of God.

Aesthetics matter when communicating with others. Wes Wilcox shares some graphic design basics for church application.

Read about how a new church planter found hope and promise in God's present and active involvement in prevenient grace at The Community in Northern Kentucky.

Because fresh expression of church will be such a new concept to so many in your congregation, it should be helpful to anticipate some of the questions they likely will ask.

What do the gospels have to say about your particular congregation? Aaron Perry shares how adopting a gospel narrative can help guide your church plant.

Do it Alone. Tommy Gray shared in an interview last year that 70 percent of historic church plants in the United Methodist tradition in his region have either failed or never reached membership of over 125 people.  They were not accomplishing what they set out to do.   As they reflected on what wasn't working Gray shared those things that have made them more successful recently.  Among those characteristics I found one unifying theme that seemed to spell doom to new plants; that was the attempt by the planter and expectation of others that he or she could do it alone. There is little that correlates with failure more than isolation of the planter.  Note these ways it is possible to try to plant without healthy connection: Without God: Jim Griffith shares that this is most often seen in pastors neglecting the Great Commandment in pursuit of the Great Commission. Without a Confirmed Calling or Gifting: […]

What are the things leaders should and should not do on social media? Heidi Heater shares some solid tips.

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