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“We should start a new church.” This may be the idea of one person. It may be the call of a small group of energized individuals. Or, it may be the conclusion of a study by a large congregation...

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Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

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“A big issue facing the church today is that we have bought deeply into consumer church. A great opportunity is to shift from selling to sending.” The authors’ six postures provide a framework of...

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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...

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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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Converge focuses on helping leaders plant new churches. The executive director of church planting at Converge is Lee Stephenson who has been active in pastoral ministries since 1998. The...

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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. ...

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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...

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This one-stop shop gives church planters all they need to know to address the organizational, administrative and legal matters that come with new church starts. A wide range of free and paid...

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What makes church growth in an African American community different? Michael Cox, New Church Planting Director for the American Baptist Churches in the USA, and Joe Samuel Ratliff, pastor of...

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The mission of The Church Multiplication Training Center (CMTC) is to refocus the church to be about disciples making disciples. Since its beginning in 1991, the Center has trained over 5,000...

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New forms of congregations are appearing in the United States. Some of these congregations can be characterized by how and where they meet: pub churches, Wednesday evening house churches,...

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This collection of essays edited by Episcopal Church leaders Steven Croft, Ian Mobsby, and Stephanie Spellers adds to the conversation about the future of the Christian church in light of the...

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What can a pastor do to begin well with a congregation? The first months at a congregation can set the tone for the rest of the tenure. This book offers more than 50 tips on how a pastor can be...

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This book comes from a Leadership Network series. Leadership Network began in 1984 and seeks to foster innovation movements that activate congregations to greater impact. The authors use the...

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The two authors, Rainer and Stetzer, are associated with Lifeway. Regarding Lifeway’s research: it assists church leaders with insight that will lead to greater levels of vitality. This book...

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This slim volume from Professor Douglas Powe and church leader Jasmine Rose Smothers gives congregations ten “commandments” or “covenant practices” designed to help them connect with Post-Civil...

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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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Gil Rendle is a reliable source of congregational resources and practical advice. As a United Methodist pastor and a long-time consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, he has deep experience...

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This special report from congregation experts discusses seven novel ways that congregations are expressing what it means to be communities of faith. It is made up of essays and interviews by...

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