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...

In most cases a new church planter must raise monthly support to help finance the starting of a new church. The importance of proper funding cannot be overstated. The old days of, “I’ll just go and get a job and start meeting in a store front” are all but over. Recognizing the importance of raising support behooves every new church...

The need for young men to start churches is greater than any time in history since the beginning of the first church at Jerusalem . Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.--Mat 9:37-38 Laborers...

Every pastor receives numerous calls from missionaries who are seeking financial support. The question of what to do when the missionary calls is an important one. When a missionary calls, if possible, answer the call and speak with them. They may spend valuable time and money by continually calling and trying to reach the pastor. Also, a terse response is...

Baptist Church Planting Ministry will be privileged to a be part of six new church plants in 2010. Here are the following locations for the church plants: February 7 - February 11 - Catalina, Arizona March 28 - April 1 - Parma, Ohio April 18 - April 22 - Bellfontaine, Ohio May 2 - May 6 - Crowley, Texas May 16- May 20 - Harrison,...

Following is a sample of the Declaration of a Local Church, generally given on the last night of the Get-Acquainted Meetings. --sample-- A Declaration to Community Baptist Church Cascade, Michigan May 8, 2008 Be it known to all that will hear or read this declaration, both now and hereafter, on this 8th day of May in the year of our Lord 2008, on the premises of...

Soul-winning should be the heart and soul of every church, especially every new church. The pastor must set the tone for all the members. If the pastor is not a soul winner it is unlikely that other members will have a burden for the lost. The ministry has many demands of the pastor’s time, but every preacher must set the...

A recent graduate from Bible College gave his inaugural message in his home church. His title was, God, the Universe, and Other Things. It is amazing how four years of theological training can give you all the answers, but after 34 years of ministry you realize how little you really know. Every young pastor faces the same challenge of preparing three...

“The measure of a man’s success is determined by the extent of God’s control in his life.” How do we determine success? Are we wise to even consider measuring success? If we can and should measure success, by whose standard can we measure it? I have heard the statement, “The ministry is the same wherever you serve and the Bible still...