Church Planting Articles

The fields of corn and beans are ready to be harvested. Farmers will be harvesting their crops to feed people all over the world. Just as people will need to be fed from the harvesting of crops to keep them from dying physically, there is another demand to feed them the Word of God to keep them from dying spiritually.Baptist...

Finding the right location to start a church is extremely important. Assuming that God has led you to start a church, and assuming that your pastor has given you his blessing, you must determine God’s place to start this new church. What factors are involved in locating the “right” place and what constitutes a needy city? Every city in the world...

Why are some churches warm and friendly while others are cold and uninviting? Members of churches must be trained to be friendly, kind and considerate. Of course the character of a church often very closely follows the behavior of the pastor and his wife. If the pastor is exemplifies a friendly attitude, others will learn by observing him. Though the...

I speak in many churches each year and get bulletins and newsletters from other churches in which I do not speak.  Many times these churches list the ministries of the church in the bulletins for the church congregation and others to see.  This is a good idea so that members can see ministries in which they can be involved. Some...

“Gossip is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. It forms one of the oldest and most common means of sharing (unproven) facts and views, but also has a reputation for the introduction of errors and other variations into the information transmitted. The term also carries implications that the news so transmitted (usually) has...

I have divided the preparatory time for planting a church into six time periods. These categories describe the planning and preparation schedule for starting a new church. The three biggest failures of church planting are: a lack of preparation, a lack of hard work, and a failure to connect with people. Two years before the first service: 1. Locate a place to...