101 Questions Church Planters Ask

101 Questions Church Planters Ask

God's given you a vision to plant a church. You're gifted and maybe have the team ready to go. However, there are thousands of details and hundreds of questions that you have. In this podcast we will answer some of the common questions and answer listener submitted questions to help you fulfill the call the Lord's given you.... Show More

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February 8, 2021 26 min
Hear from Daniel and Christina Im on how to raise kids and do ministry. We all know that when you lead a church that you are living in a fishbowl. This affects are children as well and there are things that we can do to help them be all God wants them to be without our calling as a pastor negatively impacting their relationship with God. If you're raising kids and planting a church it's a must listen.
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In this episode we hear from Licensed Counselor Rick Egbert as he discusses issues of mental health and church planters. He gives some great advice on how you can stay ahead of the curve on finding a counselor. In addition to keeping you and your family healthy, he also shares how it is good practice for your entire congregation as you model healthy habits and meet counselors in your area. We've seen a lot of horrible storie...
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November 23, 2020 2 min
What a year 2020 was! Please submit your questions that we will tackle in 2021.
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If you think that doing a Christmas Eve service in your Pre-Launch Phase you may want to think again. While it may be a perfect way to get exposure and gain some launch team members it often will not achieve the outreach you expect. In this episode we'll look at some other options and explain why holding off on a Christmas eve service in Pre-Launch phase may be your best growth strategy.
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Do you want to know one of the greatest tools to help your church plant? What if I told you that there are people from around the globe that you can hire for projects such as design, web, video, audio, architecture, data entry, IT, marketing and more? The world of freelancers and virtual assistants is at your finger tips.
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October 19, 2020 20 min
There really is no reason to plant a church a lone these days. There are multiple church planting networks and denominations to help you. Many planters wonder if they have to choose just one or if it makes sense to have a couple groups you work with. We explore the advantages and challenges of dual affiliation in this episode.
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October 12, 2020 19 min
If you do Church Merch right it can be one of your most effective and inexpensive marketing tools. There are so many upsides to equipping your people with the right stuff. Learn when to invest in quality apparel vs when to get promotional SWAG.
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It's pretty common for one of your earliest steps in church planting to write a Mission Statement and also Vision and Values Statement. Understanding the differences in these and composing them correctly can really help you communicate with clarity. As the church plant grows transferring mission, vision, and values to your people will be key in accomplishing big things for the Lord.
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Many church planters wonder if they need a Seminary degree or a Bible degree Before they start the church plant. In this episode we discuss some of the advantages of formal education but also explore why Seminary isn't for everyone. Also if you do go to seminary either before the church plant or during the plant what you might want to focus on.
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In this episode Danny parmelee and Lee Stephenson discuss what spiritual warfare might look like in a church plant and how to recognize it and combat it.
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Danny Parmelee along with Brad Briscoe talk about Bivocational Church Planting and the different things you should consider if you are going down this path. For some it is a great fit and will help to maximize ministry while others in a different context may not.
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First it's important to understand the difference between a core team and a launch team. In this episode I will discuss how your approach to launch team members in general will help you to figure out WHO should be on your team and why this perspective might challenge what you've heard else where. Even going so far as to say that the strength of your launch team may not be as tied to the equality of individual commitment.
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August 23, 2020 14 min
Leadership is lonely. Its even more lonely when people you expected to show up at your meetings, trainings, events, or Sunday worship gatherings are simply just not there. In this episode we'll explore some of the self leadership to work through that but also practical follow up ideas.
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Email marketing is more important of a tool than you think. Your communication can't rely on social media or text messaging. Here are 10 tips to think through as you put together a plan for using email for your church plant.
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Last episode we looked and the foundation of WHY to raise financial support for your church plant. Now we look at the HOW to raise financial support. It is Not an easy process but it is one that will do much more than just raise money. You cast vision and gain ministry partners not just donations.
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In this episode we discuss with Dr. Steve Shadrach the WHY behind raising financial support. This looks at some of the biblical reasons and examples of raising financial support along with some of the pragmatic benefits of raising personal funds for church planting.
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Determining the salary of a pastor can be difficult and especially difficult for a church planter since there isn't a history of salary for the church. Here we discuss how to set salary for a church planter.
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