• I’m a church planter. I love the process of planting. I love the energy and the enthusiasm a new church brings to a community.Having planted two ...
    7 Things I Wouldn't Do Again if...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 05th, 2014

    New Church
  • About once a week…or sometimes more frequently…I get an email or Tweet from someone who says they feel led to plant a church. They almost always...
    Church Planters Always Ask Me ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 12th, 2014

    New Church
  • I am receiving an increasing number of inquiries about church planting or launching a new ministry. I like that. It shows people are still willing t...
    5 Steps in Planting a Church o...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 19th, 2014

    New Church
  • When I’ve answered the same questions numerous times, I feel there may be a need for a post. Recently, I’ve spoken with a dozen or so church pla...
    3 Challenges for the Church Pl...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 10th, 2014

    New Church
  • Part of my ministry involves working with other churches. Sometimes when I hear from a church they have been plateaued or in a season of decline for s...
    7 Suggestions NOT To Do When t...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 17th, 2014

    New Church
  • I recently posted 7 suggestions NOT to do when the church is in decline. (Read that post HERE.) As expected, I had numerous requests for the companion...
    7 Suggests TO DO When the Chur...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 24th, 2014

    New Church
  • "Dear Wayne:I had said, when I met you at a conference last April, that I’d keep in touch … Your book [Leading on Empty] is coming at a much-needed...
    Ministry Components
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    July 31st, 2014

    New Church
  • A seminary student who was doing a paper on church planting recently interviewed me. I thought you might want to hear some of my answers. Part One1. ...
    Questions on Church Planting P...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 07th, 2014

    New Church
  • After my last post I received these questions about church planting. Here are my responses:1. Since you started with mostly unchurched people, when di...
    Questions on Church Planting P...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 14th, 2014

    New Church
  • In my recent book Culture Shift,  Robert Lewis and I write about every church having a culture. It may not be the one we want, but every church has...
    Cultivate a Culture
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    February 04th, 2015

    New Church
  • A few years ago I was running in Philadelphia. It is one of my favorite cities in which to run. I love the Fairmount Park System, because I can run fo...
    The Hare and the Tortoise Lead...
    By Ron Edmondson
    February 25th, 2015

    New Church
  • How many of you believe that our greatest days lie yet ahead of us? Yes, we’ve always got to think that way because our greatest potential is th...
    Small Beginnings
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    March 04th, 2015

    New Church
  • The Black Church began with church planting and its future will depend on the recovery of this movement of reproduction, empowerment, and mission....
    The Black Church and Church Pl...
    By Efrem Smith
    March 18th, 2015

    New Church
  • For a long time now, the church growth world has told us to get as many people to our church services as possible and keep them there as l...
    Open the Back Door: Advice on ...
    By Neil Cole
    March 18th, 2015

    New Church
  • One of the greatest joys in my life is ministering in foreign countries. Since I surrendered to a call to missions 15 years ago, I've visited 29 na...
    10 Biggest Mistakes People Mak...
    By J. Lee Grady
    March 25th, 2015

    New Church
  • In my first management position, I was a 19-year-old college sophomore working full-time and leading a small staff of four people in the men’s ...
    Seven Ways to Lead People Who ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 15th, 2015

    New Church
  • One of the most common mistakes leaders make is hiring too soon. Here’s a tip that may alleviate some of the pain later on. Often we don’t have...
    Before You Hire
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    April 22nd, 2015

    New Church
  • I love church planters.Personally, I moved from church planting into church revitalization. But I was concerned. Part of the concern I had in doing ...
    5 Bad Reasons to Plant a Churc...
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 29th, 2015

    New Church
  • The problem has haunted us for years, and still they are hard to find. Is there a convincing, foolproof way to locate new leaders? The future Billy ...
    Where Have All the Leaders Gon...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    May 06th, 2015

    New Church
  • I have only been in ministry about 14 years. In that time, I have been part of two revitalization churches and two church plants. We have been gra...
    Seven Unfair Criticisms of Gro...
    By Ron Edmondson
    May 13th, 2015

    New Church
  • Some have said that Paul only started 14 churches in his lifetime. If so that is a remarkable thing, but I tend to think there are more than 14. ...
    How Many Churches Did Paul Sta...
    By Neil Cole
    May 20th, 2015

    New Church
  • Our culture says bigger is better. But in the kingdom of God, less is often more. There’s nothing more disheartening to a preacher than to see empt...
    Stop Trying to Be Big
    By J. Lee Grady
    May 27th, 2015

    New Church
  • Here are my notes on some of the reasons for the growth of (Protestant = evangelical) Christianity in China as given by  Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang...
    Learning From Church Growth in...
    By Steve Addison
    June 03rd, 2015

    New Church
  • I came into ministry after a long business career, so I’m sometimes considered unique in my involvement or interest in our church finances. I wo...
    Five Mistakes Pastors Often Ma...
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 10th, 2015

    New Church
  • A question from Mike…. Hi Steve Throughout Christian history Christians have divided on a number of issues largely due to different understand...
    Maintaining Unity in a Church ...
    By Steve Addison
    June 17th, 2015

    New Church
  • Like with a rifle, you’ve got to adjust your sights. If your sights are off, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you’re going to be of...
    Adjust Your Sights
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 24th, 2015

    New Church
  • Church planters often rightly admire and celebrate the great work of God in church planting movements (CPM) in the Non-Western world. However, all to ...
    Stop Comparing Yourself to Ch...
    By Jonathan K. Dodson
    July 08th, 2015

    New Church
  • “This is such a dark place.” The irony stopped me in my tracks. The speaker was Jonas Kouassi-Zessia, an African émigr...
    Reverse Missions
    By Wallace Henley
    July 15th, 2015

    New Church
  • "There's such an obsession here with nudity," said the African Christian leader as my wife and I had strolled with him through the center of his adop...
    Reverse Missions Part Two: Cla...
    By Wallace Henley
    July 22nd, 2015

    New Church
  • The weary old building reeked with death. Spiritual demise had occurred long ago at the hands of theologies that strangled biblical truth. Members...
    Reverse Missions Part Three: B...
    By Wallace Henley
    July 29th, 2015

    Missional Living and Social Justice, New Church
  • Mutiny is a conspiracy among a group of people, typically by soldiers or crew of a ship, who openly oppose, change or overthrow an authority to w...
    Pastors Surviving Mutiny
    By Philip Wagner
    August 05th, 2015

    New Church
  • What’s your view on crowds? One stream of missional thinking writes them off. The other adores them. One stream rejects “attractional” mini...
    Why Bother With Crowds?
    By Steve Addison
    August 12th, 2015

    New Church
  • Leader development is a hot issue but a neglected practice. Getting people in the leadership pipeline and into the right developmental environment...
    Finding Your Next Leader
    By Bill Donahue
    August 19th, 2015

    New Church
  • If you’ve ever wandered into an Abercrombie & Fitch store, you know about coolness. The retailer markets its line of sweaters, hoodies and overp...
    What "Cool" Churches Can Learn f...
    By J. Lee Grady
    August 26th, 2015

    New Church
  • It is not uncommon for there to be bi-vocational pastors – working a day job for some or all of their pay. This is particularly true of very s...
    May I Have Some Church with My...
    By Bill Donahue
    September 02nd, 2015

    New Church
  • The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. The church must ...
    Seven Things We've Learned Abou...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 09th, 2015

    New Church