Category Archive for: Church Planters

Why Your Church’s Website Really Does Matter

About 46% of people will discredit a website (and thus an organization) if the design of the website is poor.

If that’s the case, your church’s website needs to count.

Brady Shearer, who runs the Pro Church Podcast, shares his expertise here.

Underestimating the Spiritual Side of Church Planting

In this episode, Aaron Jayne shares how he uses fasting and prayer to avoid missing the spiritual side of church planting.

Where Should Prayer Fit Into Your Church Planting Schedule?

It’s easy for church planters to give their time to people who want to join their church—but it’s often so much harder to give that same time to God in prayer.

This episode’s guest is Josh Bueno from Winners Church in Sacramento. Hear Josh chronicle his prayer life and explain why God’s response to prayer is a lot like a phenomenon that farmers see every day.

Building Church Teams and Investing in People

If the people at your church aren’t invested, they could care less whether it grows and flourishes. The question then is, How do make a clear path for them to get involved? Today’s guest is Shaun Nepstad, Founding Pastor of The Fellowship Church in Antioch, CA. In this episode, he tells the story of how…

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The Damaging Effects of Planting “Cookie Cutter” Churches

Almost immediately after moving to Denver, Brandon Washington realized that a church that would thrive in Dallas—his former home—would not survive in his new city.

In planting The Embassy Church, Brandon learned to navigate the uniqueness of his church’s community.

He shares his thoughts in this episode.

3 Online Strategies to Recruit Your Launch Team

One of a church planter’s nightmares is getting to the day of launch and doing everything themselves.

To avoid that nightmare, you need a team.

Listen in to hear Danny Schulz from Sun City Church in Spokane Valley, WA share the three most effective online strategies he used to recruit a launch team.

Everything You Need to Know About Church Staff Hiring

One of the biggest mistakes in church planting is hiring any warm body just because you need help.

In this episode you’ll hear Jim Essian, lead pastor at The Paradox Church in downtown Ft. Worth, tell you the first role you should hire and explain whether or not you should hire within your church.

How to Grow Beyond 200 Regular Attenders

Up until about his church has about 200 attenders, a pastor can power through with passion or talent. But if he wants to grow beyond that, he’s going to need some help.

In this episode, Michael Lukaszewski, Founder and CEO of Church Fuel, shares some practical tips for numerical church growth . . . and gives a bold message to those who say church numbers don’t matter.

A Lesson on Jealousy From Matt Chandler’s Roommate

Dr. Steve Bezner, Senior Pastor at Houston Northwest Church, was Matt Chandler’s college roommate—so he’s qualified to talk about dealing with envy.

In this episode you’ll hear his story straight from the mouth: how he bought into his own hype, felt the cancer of jealousy grow, and eventually, by God’s grace, came to understand that Jesus is enough, period.

3 Major Obstacles That Church Planters Face

Overcoming the odds is something church planters do daily—especially in a town like Los Angeles.

In today’s episode, Casey Bombacie talks about overcoming the American siren song, figuring out if church planting is your promised land, and learning what true blessing is.

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