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Thumb my top 10 church planting

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Top 10 lists are helpful because they clarify the complicated. They also provide boundaries in a world where we sometimes don’t have enough signs that tell us when and where to start or stop. ...

Thumb ten most common mistakes

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These two coaches/consultants want you to learn from the mistakes that others have made. Not only is there no reason to reinvent the wheel, there is no reason to reinvent the Pinto (a not so great...

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In 2010 more new congregations began than closed. Studies shows that trend is continuing into and perhaps past mid-decade. Are you considering starting a new congregation? The book Launch might...

Thumb the nuts and bolts

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This book will not offer you best practices related to church planting. What it will do is offer you a framework by which you can pray and think about your specific, unique efforts at church...

Thumb coming home

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“We need to find ways of saying, with our words and actions, We are excited that you are here. We have been waiting for you. We have a meaningful role for you to play in our community.” The return...

Thumb promise and peril

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Congregations and congregational leaders interested in understanding the genesis and impact of change and conflict within their communities will benefit from the research of David Brubaker,...

Thumb learning mission living mission

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How can a congregation move from surviving to thriving? By shifting the focus outwardly with a concern for the community’s well-being, churches of all sizes are discovering new vitality. Becoming...

Thumb missional map making

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Transitioning to a missional, outwardly-focused model of ministry requires shifts in thinking and strategies. Viewing the change process through the lens of map-making provides a fresh, engaging...

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Do you wish to make an impact in your community or for your community? The answer can propel your congregation toward fulfilling its gospel mandate in fresh ways. Instead of providing cookie cutter...

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Trending now? Externally focused or what are called “missional” congregations, says Eric Swanson, author and Leadership Network’s Community Director. Swanson narrates this YouTube video that...

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JustPeace is a United Methodist organization offering training and education in peacemaking, conflict resolution and restorative justice through consulting, workshops, and a website. They describe...

Thumb dirt matters

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Just as it takes good soil to grow healthy plants, a congregation requires the good soil of well-defined beliefs, calling and values in order to have fruitful ministry. Gardening metaphors abound...

Thumb thriving through conflict

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Starting from the premise that church conflict is inevitable, the consultants from The Armstrong Group, a management consulting firm with a division working with pastors, creatively offer tools to...

Thumb leadership on the line

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This significant chapter from Heifetz and Linsky's book, Leadership on the Line, uses case studies to address handling differences and conflict in a time of adaptive change “in a way that...

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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North...

Thumb vertical church

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“Make the change that changes everything,” urges James MacDonald. Church was never meant to be safe, comfortable, or predictable. Church is about God and the vertical dimension: transcendence. In...

Thumb holy currencies

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The author of this creative book on congregational assets is the Rev. Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopal priest and founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute in Los Angeles. One of the...

Thumb starting missional churches

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Church planters and leaders will find both information and inspiration in this guide, brought together by an experienced pastor-teacher team. While a conventional church start is often based on an...

Thumb the mission table

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Congregations dismayed by declining membership are urged to cultivate the habit of listening - to the Holy Spirit, to one another, to their neighbor in need - in order to discern where God is at...

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Dying congregations can foster new life through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Replant ministry. Replant works by utilizing the assets of a declining congregation to begin a new church....

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