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

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

Resilience in Ministry

If you have been in ministry for more than a week, you can relate to this blog topic. All of us want to see people discipled and the gospel of Jesus spread to every part of the world. if we are honest, we have all been disappointed. Maybe things didn't play out the way we [...]

By |2021-02-19T15:46:40-05:00February 19th, 2021|Church Plant USA|Comments Off on Resilience in Ministry

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