Church Planting

Living the Book of Acts

Church Planting - Logan LeadershipWe 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.

Farmer’s market

Note:  This is part of a series that started with the March 28 post. House churches are like a farmer's market. Each stand represents a separate vendor. They each stand alone, but they're interconnected. They all show up at the same time on the same day because they...

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SuperTarget

SuperTarget

Note:  This is part of a series that started with the March 28 post. Large churches are like megastores-- like a SuperTarget. There's everything under the sun there. Lots of options. They may not have really niche, artsy items, but you can get all the expected...

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Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s

Note:  This is part of a series that started with the March 28 post. Small congregations are like Trader Joe’s—they have all of the basics:  bread, milk, fruit, but there’s not a huge selection. They’re not going for huge; they’re going for specialties… things you...

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Three kinds of churches

There are three kinds of churches:  Trader Joe's, SuperTarget, and the Farmer's market. If we want to be incarnational and missional, it doesn’t really matter what the forms are. There's nothing inherently good or bad about any of these models. The incarnational,...

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A grove of aspen trees

Some of you may have seen this image before. It’s the root structure of a grove of aspen trees. This has become the guiding image for the network of missional house churches I’m helping start. The aspen grove is actually the world’s largest organism as the entire...

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Can an attractional church be missional?

One of bigger shifts in church planting over the years is from attractional to missional.  “Build a program and they will come” is just not true anymore.  Missional church plants require living incarnationally in order to draw people toward Jesus. But this isn’t to...

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Broken flower pots

“The gospel is like a seed, and you have to sow it…. Now, when missionaries came to our lands they brought not only the seed of the gospel, but their own plant of Christianity, flower pot included! So what we have to do is to break the flowerpot, take out the seed of...

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How big is your church?

When I asked a German church planter how large his church was, he responded: “We have 90 people meeting in cells.” That’s an interesting answer. Most American pastors would immediately have indicated the size of their worship service. I then discovered he was planting...

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Elephants or mice?

Sometimes the reason church multiplication doesn’t happen is because we think of church as a big entity:  you have to multiply a worship service, a staff, a children’s program, etc. It’s like an elephant multiplying. It can be done, but it’s difficult and it takes a...

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Church Planting Canada

Church Planting Canada

Last week I was in Vancouver Canada at a gathering for Church Planting Canada addressing crucial issues in church planting. It was very encouraging to see the number of people who were actually practitioners seeking to be incarnational and missional. I talked about...

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