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Church Planting: Different Kinds of Help


  • Coaches often provide practical advice for new church planters.

  • Conferences like Converge or Exponential offer community and reliable, practical information.

  • Organizations like the Association of Religion Data Archives can help you understand the demographics around your location.

  • Books are good for strategy and tactical advice. Be careful to discern which tactics will work in your context.  

Not Sure Where to Start?

The Finding the Right Church Plant Model article will let you consider which approach works for you. 

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Church planting is different than establishing satellites, multi-sites, a new worship service or a separate non-profit. Church planting is establishing a new congregation in a new location. This...

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A generation ago, congregational observers noted that congregations experiencing growth were those which gave clear-cut, right and wrong, direction about life.

I want to note a subtle correction...

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Are you a clergyperson starting at a congregation? I’m sure you want to start well. It can be a challenge to prayerfully navigate all the demands placed upon you.

Most clergy don’t move often...

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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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Church planters, here is “an online hub” for church multiplication resources. New Churches is brought to you by veteran church start pastor and educator Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im, director of church...

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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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“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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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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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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