When Your Church Gets Stuck in Rut

The thought of making a difference stirs you to take action. The excitement of something unique and fresh drives you to step out in faith and plant a church. The first year of the church plant may not have been perfect, but the forward momentum keeps you focused and on track.   Years later, you [...]

By |2022-10-04T23:50:04-04:00October 4th, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on When Your Church Gets Stuck in Rut

Five Positions Needed When Planting A Community Church

When I say “needed,” I need to qualify that word. If you are planting a house church or micro church, then you may not need these 5 positions. That’s the beauty of “simple church.” This blog post is about planting community churches. Based on my 20+ years of experience, these 5 key positions are needed [...]

By |2022-08-31T03:07:46-04:00September 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Five Positions Needed When Planting A Community Church

The Four “Must Do’s” of Church Planting. 

While new churches are unique to their local context, there are some key factors that are consistent with all of the church plants. I call these the Four "Must Do's" of church planting.    Here are 4 things you must do as you begin your church planting journey:   1. Be Ready! Spiritual warfare is [...]

By |2022-08-01T12:19:58-04:00August 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on The Four “Must Do’s” of Church Planting. 

When Jesus Calls

Let’s be real. Whenever I see my wife’s name come up on my cell phone I take the call.  She is not a phone person so when she calls, I pick up no matter what I’m doing. You probably can relate to that scenario.  Why?  Because our spouses matter, big time!   People are called [...]

By |2022-06-30T08:55:29-04:00July 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on When Jesus Calls

Two Great Reasons for Church Planting

There are good reasons to start a church but also some bad reasons. This post will focus on the positive side and suggest two great reasons to plant the church that God has laid on your heart. Ready? Here we go!   1. People Still Need the Gospel   Many people are praying for the [...]

By |2022-06-06T09:35:14-04:00June 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Two Great Reasons for Church Planting

First Step in Church Planting

I wanted to bring it down to some basics in this blog post. I have often heard it said that if you can master the basics, the foundation will be solid, and moving forward you have something you can build upon. This principle applies to football, golf, and even church planting. One of  the foundational [...]

By |2022-05-02T09:11:51-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on First Step in Church Planting

Make Disciples – Plant Churches

Matthew 28:19–20 “Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” We know about the Great Commission. The "going" is pretty clear. The question is more about the "making" portion of this [...]

By |2022-04-03T19:43:32-04:00April 4th, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Make Disciples – Plant Churches

Clarity over confusion – Signage Matters!

Whenever I am out of town for a weekend, I look for a church to attend. More specifically, I look for a church plant to attend. Each time I do this, I am reminded that it can be scary attending any church for the first time. The anxiety intensifies if you don’t know anyone there. [...]

By |2022-02-23T08:39:40-05:00March 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Clarity over confusion – Signage Matters!

Solving the Volunteer Dilemma in the Local Church

We all know that volunteering is a great opportunity for people to get involved in the local church. We also know, it can be a wonderful experience and will go a long way to make folks feel part of something much bigger than themselves. Relationships are made and soon, the church is more like a [...]

By |2022-01-28T09:56:36-05:00February 1st, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Solving the Volunteer Dilemma in the Local Church