Church Planting


5 Things Millennials Are Looking For In a Church

One of the questions almost every church leader I know is asking is “How do we reach Millennials?”—that demographic of young adults now in their mid-twenties to age 40. It’s a great question. They’re hardly kids anymore. They’re today’s adults. And many churches have missed them altogether. One of the primary missions of every generation of church leaders…

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5 Signs Your Church Isn’t Ready For the Future

It’s a tough question to answer: so, is your church ready for the future? A lot of the time, I’m afraid the answer is no. Culture is changing so rapidly that’s it’s hard for anyone to keep up. Ask people what’s changing faster, the culture or the church, and pretty much everyone will tell you…

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7 Things That Will Drive Future Church Growth

You got into church leadership because you wanted to introduce people to Jesus. That’s pretty much how all of us begin, isn’t it? And yet every year, it seems to get harder to reach people. It’s not for lack of effort. Most church leaders try hard, pray hard and do their very best to advance…

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Why Most Churches That Start Small…Stay Small

So…you want your church to grow, right? When I ask ministry leaders whether they want to see growth, almost every leader I’ve ever talked to says yes. Sure…there are some house church movements that want to stay small. And some long time or xenophobic churches have lost their appetite for growth. And there are always a…

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CNLP 174: Jeff Henderson on the Dos and Don’ts of Marketing Your Church or Product and the Backstory to the #FOR initiative

Jeff Henderson was a marketing executive with Chick-fil-A and the Atlanta Braves before he started leading churches. He opens his playbook and outlines the dos and don’ts of effective marketing and shares the backstory and strategy behind one of the most viral marketing campaigns in the church in years, the #FOR initiative that’s been adopted…

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CCLP 015: Mark Clark on Apologetics for Unchurched Canadians, the Expansion of Village Church and Finding Personal Margin

Mark Clark, pastor of Village Church, one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing churches, is back on the podcast. This time, I talk to Mark about finding a style of apologetics that connects with unchurched, post-Christian, post-modern young Canadians. Plus we talk about the expansion of Village Church and the personal rhythms that keep Mark…

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How and Why the Future Church Can Thrive

Need some hope? It’s easy to get discouraged about the future of the church. While the world seems to be falling apart, so does the church. Attendance in many places is shrinking, not growing. Even committed Christians are attending less often (here’s why). And young leaders aren’t exactly flocking into ministry. And often we shoot…

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