Church Planters – Try a Wishlist

As you are out trying to drum up support for a new church you may find a few potential supporters that are verbally supportive, but unwilling to give financially. I have found that churches that fall into this category are often willing to directly fund specific projects for new churches even...

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Assembling a Team

Canadian church planter and missiologist Jeff Christopherson talks about assembling a team for a new church. Jeff contends that too many Christians involved in the early stages of a new church can be detrimental to your new church having a focus on reaching the lost. Catch the Latest Episode of...

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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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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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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 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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