What is a key quality of an effective church planter?

One of the key qualities of an effective church planter is probably not what you think. It's not theological knowledge, marketing skills, or even the ability to raise funds. While all those things are important, a successful church planter's essential quality is much simpler: passion. Passion for the lost, passion for seeing people come to [...]

By |2023-01-07T22:31:37-05:00January 7th, 2023|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on What is a key quality of an effective church planter?

Planting Churches or Starting Worship Services?

I have heard a well-intentioned church planter say that if there is a great worship team and an above-average preacher, the church will succeed. I think that is a way to start a worship service but NOT the foundation for a life-giving church plant. So, how can you know if you are merely starting a [...]

By |2022-12-08T18:43:11-05:00December 5th, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Planting Churches or Starting Worship Services?

Church Planting Focus – The top 3 things to focus on when starting a church

I believe churches should be planted with a team. Lone ranger church planting just isn’t healthy. Here are a few words of advice for core teams. Focus on three things “Your focus needs more focus.” – Mr. Myagi (Karate Kid Movie) A church plant needs to narrow its focus to three main things: outreach, small groups, [...]

By |2022-11-09T12:37:00-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Church Planting Focus – The top 3 things to focus on when starting a church

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 |2022-10-31T02:20:54-04:00October 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