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 »

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 »

5 Subtle Signs of a Dying Church

Scott Catoe Church Planting 0

Of all the things we have euphemisms for, death is at the top of the list. “Passed,” “passed away,” “moved on,” and many others, serve as sanitized phrases to convey what we are truly talking about here: Likewise, when we speak of dying churches, we often sanitize our language in much the same way: “we’ve… continue reading »

Challenges to Affinity-Based Associations

Zach Nelson Church Planting 0

I have the joy of serving the Pillar Network, which is a like-minded, theologically-driven, affinity-based church planting network. My role as Executive Director is to assist our cooperating churches in partnering with one another well and increasing fervency toward healthy partnership that produces kingdom fruit. You would think that this would be a simple task… continue reading »

5 Reasons Affinity May Trump Geography

Adam Darnell Church Planting 0

Previously in this series, we’ve seen the history of local associations, their value, and when it’s helpful for a church to connect. In this post, I’ll share five reasons an affinity-based network may be more beneficial than a more traditional geographically-based association. What Do I Mean By Affinity? First, though, what I mean by affinity… continue reading »