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The leadership challenge

The leadership challenge

This blog entry has been excerpted from my upcoming book, The Church Planting Journey. Without exception, every church planter I know of has gone through a leadership challenge at some point in his or her planting process. A leadership challenge is when things go...

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Spiritual warfare and church planting

Spiritual warfare and church planting

This blog entry has been excerpted from my upcoming book, The Church Planting Journey. These are two topics you don’t always see in the same sentence. Yet I’d argue that they are inextricably linked. When you are planting a church, you are encroaching on what the...

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Church revitalization and a spirit of fear

Church revitalization and a spirit of fear

You’ve seen this situation before: A beloved pastor of many years has gone and now there’s a new pastor. The congregation is finding it hard to readjust. Even small changes in direction feel threatening. There is uncertainty about where the church is going. What will...

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The way back to sustainable churches

The way back to sustainable churches

Last week I wrote a blog entry about some parallels I saw between sustainable farming and healthy ministry practices. I was surprised by how many similarities I found. If you missed last week’s blog, check it out here. Another parallel I discovered was in the history...

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Reaching consensus: Affinity exercise

Reaching consensus: Affinity exercise

After engaging in listening prayer, identifying core behaviors, and sorting them into categories, it’s time for your team to begin reaching consensus on what your core values are. I find the affinity exercise helpful for this purpose. It allows all people to have an...

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Identifying core behaviors

Identifying core behaviors

To help facilitate the identification of core values, it can be helpful to start with behaviors and then work backwards. This process results in actual values rather than desired values. Actual values are those lived out in behaviors, while desired values are those...

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Listening prayer: Asking God questions

Listening prayer: Asking God questions

Determining core values needs to be a Spirit-led process. Although we borrow strategies and exercises from the secular world or businesses, we must never forget that we are part of the Kingdom of God. As such, God is leading, not us. We need to listen with an open...

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Time management for church planters

Time management for church planters

Note: This blog entry is excerpted and adapted from my upcoming book, tentatively titled The Church Planting Journey. We'll be posting excerpts about once a month here and we'd love to hear feedback from you. We hope you are getting as excited about it as we are! And...

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