Role # 2 of a Church Planter…Be with People

I'm really new at being a church planter, but I've already figured out what the 2nd role of a church planter is... Just Be With People.  A few months ago I had the privilege of going to a church planters boot camp put on by Stadia. Wow, what an amazing week.  But, one of the…

“I hate Church”…another Panera Bread Conversation

Last week I Had another amazing conversation at Panera Bread. Let me back up. I'm at Panera Bread in my town quite often. I use it pretty frequently to meet with people...to study...to prepare and to work. About 4 months ago I realized it's one of the... GREATEST MINISTRY TOOLS EVER Sure...I love the food.…

So EXCITED for this Sunday!!

I woke up crazy early this morning.  Crazy Early I just can't wait till tomorrow. I got up and I studied. I read scripture. I went on a prayer walk and prayed for our pre-launch service tomorrow. I prayed for our launch team. I prayed for the people I invited this week at Panera Bread,…

Role #1 of a Church Planter…Tell Everyone

For the last 15 years I have... ...read every book, every article, every blog on church planting that I possibly could. ...attended all the conferences and trainings that I could about church planting and church leadership. ...listened to hundreds, quite possibly thousands of messages and trainings about church planting. ...talked to hundreds and hundreds of…

The BEST reason Ever to Help Launch a Church

Yesterday's post seemed to strike an interest...considering it was one of my highest read blog posts ever. Today, I thought I would turn the corner and look at the other side. So, what's the best reason EVER to help launch a Church? I talked about a few of them in yesterday's post, but the more…

The Worst Reason EVER to Help Launch a Church

There are so many reasons to help launch a new church! 1. You've been called by God. 2. He's placed the vision and dream on your heart. 3. You believe in Church Planting and you want to help launch a new church. 4. You've been looking and searching for a church home. I could go…

Why I am really planting a church pt. 2

"The local Church is the Hope of the World"              ~Bill Hybels I laid in bed last night and I couldn't sleep. I closed my eyes and they popped back open. I buried my face into my pillow and tried to stop my mind from thinking and processing. That was…

Why am I really planting a church?

Planting a church or Launching a church or Starting a church is really tough.  Yes, you read that right. A new church just doesn't appear. It takes prayer and conversations and partners and support and financial support and faith and more prayer. And honestly, it takes a lot of money! I know some super christians…