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... Continue Reading →


“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 prepare and to work. About 4 months ago I realized it's one of the... GREATEST MINISTRY TOOLS EVER Sure...I love the food.... Continue Reading →

Role #1 of a Church Planter…Tell Everyone

For the last 15 years I have... 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... Continue Reading →

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. Don't get me wrong, it's's's extremely fulfilling...but it is hard. That's... Continue Reading →

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