Category: Church Planting

long sermons

On Long Meetings and Long Sermons

On Long Meetings Please do not imprison me in a long meeting because you failed to take the time to prepare for a good short one. Peter Drucker says that the best leaders spend more time preparing for the meeting

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Fourteen Things to Consider BEFORE Church Planting

Are you considering Church Planting? Here are Fourteen things to consider BEFORE church planting. 1. Are You Character Qualified? The character qualifications for a pastor are clear in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Don’t create a future trainwreck if

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Three Musts for Small Groups

Three Musts for Successful Small Groups

Church Small Groups are notoriously difficult to do well. Small groups have various names – growth groups, city groups, d-groups, missional communities, gospel communities, etc. As church leaders, we continuously work to get people connected to small groups, train leaders

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Elders in a church plant, How to get it right

Elders in a Church Plant – How To Get it Right

One of the biggest mistakes I see church planters make is putting elders in place too soon. Nothing blows up church plants as quickly as leadership conflicts. Attempting to get to a plurality of elders quickly is a train-wreck in

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How to get your church into a building

How to Get your Portable Church into a Permanent Building

I used to think that a church did not need a building. In fact, I spent the first five years of our church plant telling people that we didn’t need a building because the “People are the church and not

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