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

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

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

The More Things Change – Part 1

By Bryan Stevenson Over twenty years have passed since I was first involved in a church plant. There is much that has changed in the field of worship and technology, but as the saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. No, I am no longer lugging a Fender Passport [...]

By |2021-01-11T10:59:45-05:00January 11th, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on The More Things Change – Part 1