Facilitating Facilities

Rush Witt Church Planting 0

The church is not a building; it’s a people. How many times have you heard that? The number must be over a thousand, and rightly so because it’s so true. When the church becomes a building, the church becomes ugly – a collection of hosted programs, the overseer of thermostats, the debater of carpet colors…. continue reading »

Church Highlight: Revive AV

Jenna DiPrima Church Highlight 0

Your name: Jeff Brandon Your spouse and children’s names: Julie (wife), Selah, Samuel Name of your church: Revive AV Christian Fellowship Location of church: Lancaster, CA Date church was planted: February 2016 Name of partnering church(es): The Church at Brook Hills, Immanuel Baptist Church in Ridgecrest, CA What are the reasons you decided to plant… continue reading »

Why Join a Church Planting Network?

Matt Rogers Church Planting 0

Church planting is hard work—there’s so much to do, so many decisions to make, and so many people vying for your attention. Amid the chaos, it’s easy to neglect tools that may prove vital to your long-term effectiveness as a church plant simply because these tools do not seem necessary at the time. Church planting… continue reading »

Why Support a Church Planting Network?

Tim Dale FAQ 0

Like you, I need good, solid reasons to give God’s money to any ministry. I am not a pastor; I am a retired businessman. I am also a part of a core team that planted a church. I need good reasons to give outside my church which itself is a church plant. I need good… continue reading »

Coaching Session with Brad Bigney: How to Stay Alive Spiritually While Planting a Church

Jenna DiPrima Spiritual Health 0

In our coaching session earlier today, we were blessed to hear from Brad Bigney at Grace Fellowship in Fort Thomas, KY. Brad discussed perseverance and endurance in church planting and ministry. Brad Bigney is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and is a graduate of both Columbia Bible College and Columbia Biblical Seminary… continue reading »

How Do You Plant Churches?

Jesse Crowley FAQ 0

The post is the second post in our series on “Frequent Asked Questions.” 1- Why Plant Churches? 2- How Do You Plant Churches? Each month I join about seven other church planters for conversation, dreaming, the licking of wounds and encouragement. It’s a service station of sorts, a place to check tire pressure and fill… continue reading »

Why Plant Churches?

Curtis Cook FAQ 0

Why would a local church want to plant more churches? This is a good and very important question. People ask this question for a number of reasons. Some ask it because they are honestly curious and seeking to understand while others are resistant and seeking to push back against this idea. I believe there is… continue reading »

Conflict With Church Members

Adam Darnell Conflict 0

A few years into my ministry at South Durham Church, a church member lost her grandfather. The two of them were very close. I was also very close with this member’s husband. But, being a new pastor, and very green, I followed up with the church member and her husband, if memory serves, all of… continue reading »