Perhaps you’ve heard the often-told adage that 80 percent of all new church plants fail. Not true. While there’s no comprehensive research on the total number of new churches started annually, the most recent research on literally thousands of new church starts show that 99 percent of all new churches survive the first year, and 68 percent survive to year four. Moreover, of the churches that survive, more than 70 percent are self-sufficient financially by the fifth year.Read More >
With more than 3 billion people using the Internet by 2015, the trend of people relying on the Internet to connect with each other is showing no signs of slowing down — and that’s just fine with Jimmie Davidson.Read More >
A record number of new churches are launching across North America. Most will initially choose to meet in a rented facility — often a school, movie theater or community center.Read More >
How can preachers make adjustments that better prepare them for the transition from one to multiple services? I’ve been a part of such a transition numerous times, and made the transition from two to three, and three to four. I’ve also had to make adjustments for seasons that included preaching live in multiple venues and multiple locations on Sundays. Each season required me to make adjustments — physically, personally and vocationally. While my experience is that the jump from two to three services requires the most adjusting — the jump from one to two services also requires substantial adjustments.
Here are some things I’ve found.
Grace Fellowship Church has launched three multi-site campuses in the past five years. This process has involved two capital campaigns, vision-casting, site identification, site development and leadership training. Here, Pastor of Business Administration Bill Minchin talks about these developments.Read More >
The world of church multiplication has changed — and continues to change at an astounding rate. These are exciting times to be involved in the growth and multiplication of the local church. While I hear and read about how the church of North America is going to “Hell in a hand basket,” I don’t subscribe […]Read More >
When churches go from PayPal to “PlanterPal” When churches go from PayPal to “PlanterPal” CHRISTIAN NEWSWIRE / ST. JOSEPH, MI — What does a church on Sunday morning have to do with eBay? Hopefully plenty, says Kevin Hester, an SBC church planter at The Shore Church in St. Joseph, MI. His vision is not to see […]Read More >