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  • 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.  

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.

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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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This quick and credible overview without a sales agenda is a helpful introduction for congregations considering church management software (ChMS). It highlights the get-started basic questions: How...

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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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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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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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Many of us have heard much about the Emerging Church movement. In some ways, the phrase has already passed us by. Congregational life is changing that fast in some contexts. Whatever one calls the...

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This seminary textbook on “practical theology” will help congregational leaders who want to understand and fix messes or understand and build-on successes. It will be helpful to clergy in a new...

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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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The Episcopal Church USA has developed the New Visions Initiative to focus on renewal, visioning for the future, and creative culture change in historically African American Episcopal...

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