Church planters discuss how they chose the locations for their launch services and what unique factors about their communities affect their approach to ministry.
8 veterans of the process recommend: Define success; count the cost; look beyond launch day—and remember to smile.
Leaders discuss the rewards and challenges of being bivocational and the role that status will play in future church growth.
"Are you willing to plant your first church before building or buying your first building?"
Predictors and practices for church plant success
Ed Stetzer: Everyone is talking reproduction, but not enough churches are having babies.
"Church planting made me think through my own sense of identity. Did I base my worth as a leader on the size of my ministry?
Brandon Cox: "Don’t neglect the power of preaching, even in a brand new church plant."
Risks, regrets and revelations: Veteran church planters talk about starting a new church from scratch.
“We are instruments in the hand of God to see all things reconciled to God through Christ.”