Church Planting Prospectus

A church planting prospectus is a helpful tool for explaining the vision of your new church to potential supporters and members. Dr. Mike Dodson, professor of church planting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, NC share’s his expertise on the subject with us. Catch the Latest Episode of...

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The Church Planting Podcast

Over the past few months I’ve been working to put together a podcast that would be a help to planters and sending churches. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in his/her respective field. Podcast guests include: Dave Harvey, author of “Am I Called”  Mike McKinley, author of “Church...

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Really Exciting News!!!

This time seven years ago my family was living in Reykjavik, Iceland – the worlds Northernmost Capital. We’d gone there on Pillar Church’s first international church planting adventure The Iceland Project. Great memories… A lot has happened since we first stepped foot in Iceland. Colby Garman spent two years there...

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Great Advice from Matthew Henry

Worldly men, Henry writes, “are apt to leave God out of their schemes.” They make plans and then set them into motion without the consultation of God. Proverbs reminds us “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”...

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The Link Between Prayer and Progress (Part 1)

Confession time, in the early days of Pillar Church I was doing everything I knew to do to grow the church because… I thought that was my job. We ran TV commercials, 10,000 piece mailers, nice equipment, friendly environment, good coffee and on and on… but I was not spending...

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Planting the Gospel in Concrete

Planting Churches is in fashion among evangelicals today and I’m really happy about this. And Cities… cities are the “5th Ave” of the church planting buzz. Everyone loves the cities… Chris Tomlin is singing about them authors are writing about them… and it seems every aspiring church planter wants to...

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Church Planter Pirates (Part 5)

One final way you can avoid acting like a church planter pirate is to work hard to reduce resource dependance on your sending church as soon as possible. In short, grow up. Make it a priority to elect your own leaders, pay your own bills and staff your own ministries...

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Church Planter Pirates (Part 4)

So a church planter has three jobs… To plant a gospel-centered church. To do what he can to make sure his sending church has a good experience so that they will want to plant again. To lead his new church to plant other gospel-centered churches. All are important but most...

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Church Planter Pirates (Part 3)

James McDonald… My wife went through a lot to bring our three children into the world. Carrying them for nine months, the trips to the doctor, the uncertainty, the anxiety, the actual process of labor, delivering the baby, it’s just painful. “Mother Church” is a perfect image. If’ you are...

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