Questions that I wish I knew to ask. Recently I was asked to speak about church planting. As I sat down to put my thoughts on the computer, I was taken back on my own journey. I remember when well-respected senior leaders on several occasions asked me how they could help me. I remember being bewildered [...]
Locating, Growing and Incorporating Intercessors for Your Ministry Incorporating those who pray over you and your vision for church planting seems like a no brainer. But how do you identify these persons and better yet, how do you keep them praying? When asking someone to pray for you concerning a specific mission, often the [...]
Don’t Stop Pouring In Steve Backlund’s book “Help I’m a Pastor” he talks about pastors not trying to grow big churches but rather growing “Big People”. Many leaders spend a lot of time developing the best strategies, systems or programs. As leaders, we are called to the development of people. When we put our time and [...]
Church planting, like any other future vision, is a work in progress. For those who think the process is taking entirely too long, I invite you to look at the prophet Habakkuk where he talks about vision. Hab 2:3 "This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. [...]
Phases of church-planting: Around 4 years into planting our church I met a well-known minister from Texas who was involved in planting several hundred churches. He told me about the 3 phases of church planting. I adapted some of that insight with my own perspective here. Understand that this is not set in stone [...]
Do we need more churches? I have heard it said hundreds of times: “We do not need more churches in our community. We have enough churches already.” I disagree. We cannot fulfill the Great Commission without planting churches. We need new churches! Jesus, when He ascended into heaven two thousand years ago, left a spiritual [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=59THImDCnag Larry and LaVerne Kreider update the DOVE Family on the challenge to grow to 1,000 churches by the year 2020.
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