Special Report: The State of Church Planting Today

"All the experts say that establishing new churches is the single most effective way to spread the gospel to a broken world.”

5 Reasons to Go Bivocational

"I’m not claiming it’s wrong to minister full-time; merely that it’s not always right."

3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

Ed Stetzer: "While cities are an excellent place for gospel advancement, urban ministry is not without its challenges."

Does a Church’s Name Really Matter?

One pastor explains the origin of his church's name and why it accurately represents his congregation.

Incarnational Ministry: Living Big in Small Places

Hugh Halter: "Jesus' public life was an outgrowth of his subterranean existence as he lived among people in the margins."

5 Lessons From an Unlikely Church Planter

Brian Bolt: "God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called."

3 Questions for Potential Church Planters

“The sending church misses out on the blessing of supporting a new work should they refuse to engage proactively.”

5 Ways to Avoid Church Planting Frustration

"Those who go into church planting without understanding the necessary commitment level almost always fail."

6 Mistakes I Made as a Church Planter

"After a few years of fruitful growth, we became comfortably stable, and my heart grew uncomfortably cold."

The Parable of the Church Planter

"The church planted with good dirt hears God’s calling with a noble heart, keeps the mission in focus and bears much fruit."
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