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

Planting In Turbulent Times

Starting a life-giving church has never been easy. The season we find ourselves has magnified two things: Planting churches in these turbulent times comes with some unique challenges. The world needs Jesus more than ever and the Great Commission still needs to be fulfilled.   Can we still plant effective, life-changing churches?  The quick answer: [...]

By |2021-12-07T08:48:52-05:00December 1st, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Planting In Turbulent Times

The Importance of Strategic Planning

Every church should get a grasp on strategic planning practices. When we implement intentional planning, we set ourselves up to succeed. No matter what we want for our churches in the coming year, communicating our goals, direction, and budgets can turn our vision into reality. This blog post will discuss how creating church calendars can [...]

By |2021-11-04T13:52:22-04:00November 4th, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on The Importance of Strategic Planning

Tips For New Church Planters

It has been over 21 years since I first became a pastor. I've had the privilege of equipping many for church planting and missions. Here is some advice that I share with those who feel called into this field of ministry:   1. Read everything you can get your hands on! Leaders are readers. If [...]

By |2021-10-29T19:49:38-04:00October 29th, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Tips For New Church Planters

Church Planters With Missionary Mindsets

What if church planters considered themselves as missionaries? I believe the paradigm shift makes a huge difference. Sometimes we get into church planting 101 stuff like church planting systems, core team gathering, strategy sessions, etc... and forget the one thing that God called us to do.... make disciples. All of those things are fine and [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:20:04-04:00September 1st, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Church Planters With Missionary Mindsets

One Reason NOT To Plant A Church

There are many reasons we should start a church. There are even more reasons we should plant churches that plant churches that will continue to multiply... and plant more churches. There are also numerous reasons not to start a church. We may visit these various reasons in upcoming blog posts, but for now,  here is [...]

By |2021-07-31T16:59:33-04:00July 31st, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on One Reason NOT To Plant A Church

Plan to Reproduce and Take Action!

Many churches have mission statements that reflect the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. For example: Reach – Teach – Send Empowered by God to reach others for Christ.   What we need is more clarity on the sending and reaching. Are we building the local church or God's kingdom? What does that look like, [...]

By |2021-06-21T11:16:12-04:00June 21st, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Plan to Reproduce and Take Action!

5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders

A good leader inspires people to do something bigger than themselves. In the case of churches and para-church groups, the Great commission along with the Great Commandment are the driving reasons for all we do. In order to make a difference, we need to work together to accomplish key objectives. I believe that we are truly better together [...]

By |2021-05-11T19:46:35-04:00May 11th, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on 5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blew?

  By Bryan Stevenson Church planting is a labor of love. Being a part of a new or expanded expression of the Bride of Christ should only be entered into with that focus.  Love of the Lord and His word, love for His people, love for the lost, and love for the geographical area that [...]

By |2021-04-03T13:14:44-04:00April 3rd, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blew?