Church PlantingLiving the Book of Acts
We understand the challenges involved in starting a new ministry from scratch. We also understand the amazing possibilities. If you’re considering planting a church or are in the early stages, we’d love to walk alongside you through the process.
We can help you understand the different stages of planting a church—from vision to team building to leadership development. We can help you think through the essential issues to consider along the way—including prayer, finances, structure, and outreach.
And if you have a vision for planting not just one church, but many churches– a multiplying movement of churches — then you’ll definitely want to connect with us to be better prepared and resourced for the amazing adventure that lies ahead.
When I was first planting a church, I did a lot of knocking on doors in the neighborhood where I was serving. I wanted to get to know the people and find out what was important to them in a church. I remember one particular family I met that way, and I probably worked...read more
One of the best ways to learn is alongside others who are embracing the same goals and facing the same challenges. We can encourage each other, build relationships, and spur one another on toward greater Kingdom impact. Are you currently investing in church planting...read more
Vision and mission. Odds are, you’ve read about these two items before. Nearly every book on leadership talks about the importance of knowing your vision and mission. There’s a good reason for that: you can’t know whether you’re successful unless you know what you’re...read more
I had a follow up conversation with a group I met last year on my trip to Honduras-- Signs of Love. They are a ministry to the deaf-- you can read the background in a blog entry I wrote last year after that trip. While I was there again this year, I had a providential...read more
On my recent trip to Honduras, I was impressed anew with some of the qualities I saw in their extension teachers. An extension teacher is essentially a church planter who has planted 10 churches. At that point, they become a regional extension teacher, providing...read more
Yesterday I wrote about extension chains in Honduras. But what happens when they break or stop functioning? One of the stops Humberto (church multiplication movement leader for the region) made while I was along for the ride was to address one of those cases. One of...read more
In Honduras, they take extension chains seriously. An extension chain is what’s described in 2 Timothy 2:2: And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. One person shares...read more
While I was in Honduras I met a guy named Oscar, who had been planting and multiplying churches for well over 30 years. He struck me as a man of amazing character, someone who will walk for seven hours to go tell people about Jesus or build relationships and not think...read more
On my recent trip to Honduras, I had the privilege of traveling alongside Mark Fields, of Vineyard Missions. While there, he said something that struck me: “Gifts and calling trump personality and preference.” Mark is more of an introvert by nature. He would rather be...read more
Those were the words of a woman none of us had ever met before, out in the middle of what I would consider nowhere. We had traveled 5 hours by truck over rough, rocky roads and stream crossings in rural Honduras, going slowly through mountain switchbacks, when it...read more