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One Sure Way to Kill Your Church (or Church Plant)

Trying to please people in order to get them to stay will kill your Church Plant. Church plants often fail to survive long-term. When church plants fail, there are often clear mistakes that lead to their demise. One of these

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How to Develop Leaders in your Church

Many pastors have no essential plan for developing leaders. We (hopefully) know how to interpret the Bible, how to preach, and how to counsel, but are often ineffective at training both current and future church leaders. There is perhaps no

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Five Church Planting Dangers

Planting a Church? Then you should read this post by Tim Chester. Here are 5 church planting dangers that he unpacks: 1. Planting a Replica Church Cloning your past experience or someone else’s model. 2. Planting a Reactionary Church You

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The “Experts” Can’t Always Help You

If only there were a formula. We are promised that if we follow a formula we will have success. We love formulas. Give me the formula for a happy marriage, for perfect parenting, for successful church planting, for church growth.

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Why Youth Pastors are Endangered (And How you can Find one)

Twenty years ago the on-ramp to vocational ministry was youth ministry. Today it is difficult to even find a good youth pastor. Why is this the case? My contention is that youth pastors are an endangered species because so many

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