Do We Really Need More Churches In America?


Old Church

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division (300,000 divided by 50 states) and that equals 6,000 churches per state. Wow! That’s a lot of churches! Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States […]

Why Those Who Help You Plant a Church Leave So Early



I had a dream of having friends I started the church with go the distance with me serving as ministry partners for forty years and then riding together off into the sunset much like Billy Graham has done with Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea. It didn’t happen. Here’s what I know: Those who start […]

Busting 6 Common Myths About Church Health



Growing up there were many superstitions, wives’ tales, and myths that as you got older you realized, as much as you believed it then, they were not true.  Some were harmless and innocent but others caused fear because if you broke a mirror you believed you would have seven years bad luck.  Even intelligent people […]

Nuts & Bolts Conference for Church Planters Comes to Texas


Nuts and Bolts

This is practical, how-to training designed to provide you the tools needed to successfully launch and lead a healthy church that reaches this generation. And all for only $59 per person! Crowd to Core growth is what distinguishes our church planting model and conference training from others. Many models follow a core to crowd approach […]

What’s Right About Megachurches



As the saying goes, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket.”There’s never been a greater challenge for world evangelism, there are plenty of social problems like hunger and homelessness we face here in the United States, Christians are being marginalized more than ever, religious persecution is rampant on a global basis, and that’s […]

Church Planters are Spiritual Entrepreneurs


Jump Into Church Planting

Leadership guru Ken Blanchard once shared with me that you could tell if a person was an entrepreneur by the fourth grade. Church planters are spiritual entrepreneurs. Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” I remember starting my first lemonade stand when I was […]

What If We Really Did Multiply?



What if every church had a vision to plant ten churches in ten years?  If two couples were to move to a city with the goal of reproducing themselves and multiplying every three years, it could happen.  Four couples could plant 32 churches in ten years.  As you study the multiplication of the early church […]

How to Use Social Media In a New Church Plant



There is a formula for launching a church in America. Collect lots of money. Spend lots of money getting the word out. Turn the big crowd of strangers into a church. It’s easy… if you have lots of money. But c’mon, church planters are hackers by nature right? It’s possible to get the word out […]

Birthing a Church 101


New Baby

When my wife and I decided to start a family, we thought we were “ready” to become parents. We had read the best books, asked for advice from our most auspicious relatives and mustered our prayer life around what God had in store. And He didn’t disappoint us! Last weekend, I spearheaded a new church […]

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