5 Missteps to Avoid in Church Planting

Even the most well-intentioned church planters can encounter pitfalls along the way. Awareness of potential missteps can pave the way for a more effective ministry. Here are five missteps to avoid in church planting:   1. Not Investing Adequately in Prayer and Spiritual Discernment   Seek Guidance from Above in Every Step The foundation of [...]

By |2024-01-26T08:59:20-05:00February 1st, 2024|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on 5 Missteps to Avoid in Church Planting

“Vision: The Unseen Fuel of Church Planting”

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." - Proverbs 29:18   As we step into a new era of ministry in 2024, there's a burning question that keeps surfacing in the hearts of those called to plant churches: What does it take to not just start, but to thrive in church planting? It's not [...]

By |2023-12-30T03:21:36-05:00January 1st, 2024|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on “Vision: The Unseen Fuel of Church Planting”

The Power of Authenticity in Church Planting

Church planting is an exciting journey that requires passion, conviction, and faith. As a church planter, you are called to lead the flock, spread the gospel, and help people connect with God. However, in the midst of all the responsibilities and challenges, it's easy to lose track of who you are and what should be [...]

By |2023-12-30T02:29:14-05:00December 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on The Power of Authenticity in Church Planting

Navigating the Adventure of Church Planting: 10 Guiding Principles

I want to dive into a topic that’s close to my heart and crucial for the future of DOVE International: church planting and expansion. Whether you’ve been in the ministry for decades or are just starting out, these principles are like a GPS for navigating this exciting yet challenging path. Remember - we need to [...]

By |2023-10-31T23:06:49-04:00November 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Navigating the Adventure of Church Planting: 10 Guiding Principles

The Church in an Ever-Changing World

As pastors, church leaders, or church planters, it's essential to keep up with the changing times. Our world is evolving rapidly, with technology and global perspectives shaping our experiences. However, amidst these changes, we must remain connected with our communities and maintain unwavering faith.  Here are some thoughts on how churches remain effective and fulfill [...]

By |2023-09-28T23:11:24-04:00October 2nd, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on The Church in an Ever-Changing World

Three Common Misconceptions in Church Planting

Today, I want to share three ideas that some church planters might have, but I need to make it clear that they might not always be true or helpful. In this blog post, I hope to bring clarity to these three misconceptions.  Ready? Let's dive in!   "Build it, and They Will Come"   Imagine [...]

By |2023-08-30T10:41:34-04:00September 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Three Common Misconceptions in Church Planting

Exploring Non-Traditional Locations for Church Plants

Church planting should be a creative endeavor that allows people to bring God's Word into places where Jesus needs to be made known. Rather than sticking with tradition and only planting churches in traditional locations—such as urban areas, college towns, or rural neighborhoods—there are several other exciting opportunities if one is willing to think outside [...]

By |2023-07-27T20:34:43-04:00August 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Exploring Non-Traditional Locations for Church Plants

Church Planting Landmines: Lessons Learned from Experience

I just recorded a podcast with Larry Kreider and Ron Myer and discussed the topic of church planting. One of the questions Larry asked us was regarding "landmines to look out for." I shared a couple of "landmines" on the podcast but wanted to expand on his question in this blog post. So, here [...]

By |2023-07-18T11:38:58-04:00June 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Church Planting Landmines: Lessons Learned from Experience

Developing Leaders: Principles and Practices for the Church

Leadership is crucial in any organization, and a church is no exception. However, developing leaders for ministry within the church can be challenging without the proper principles and practices in place. Whether you are planting a church or part of an existing church, this applies to you.   Effective Leadership Principles To be an effective [...]

By |2023-08-01T10:17:11-04:00May 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Developing Leaders: Principles and Practices for the Church

3 Questions to Ask Before Planting a Church

So, you’ve heard God's calling and taken the plunge to become a church planter. Congratulations! No doubt you will be feeling excited but also overwhelmed by all that lies ahead of you. Starting a new church from scratch isn’t easy – there are so many things to consider, such as raising support, choosing a location, [...]

By |2023-04-06T09:53:37-04:00April 1st, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask Before Planting a Church