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Stories from Church Starters

They Tell You Self-Care is Important

I Work with Brilliant People I need to share a story about taking care yourself, and allowing God to… What I am about to share is not an attempt to be self-aggrandizing, self-righteous, or self-centered. Nor is it a roundabout way of getting out of my current...

It’s About Relationships

Over the years I have read many books and articles about church starting. I even took classes in Seminary related to the subject. I have found that the vast majority of church starting ideas seem to stress the group outreach mentality.   By this I mean the idea...

Why aren’t we growing?

Raising kiddos and starting a church are weirdly similar at times. They keep you up at night. They consume a lot of resources, be it money, time, energy, or food. They are crazy hormonal and totally irrational at times. And they can be stunningly beautiful works of...

we must be doing something right…

I’ll be honest, when I am given the opportunity to contribute to this blog, my mind immediately begins to catalogue each of the many difficulties of church starting as potential topics. Rather than celebrating the beauty and growth in our community, which is apparent,...

Innovation Groups

Dreaming of New Possibilities  Have you ever considered the negative bearing a failure to dream has on your life and the world around you? If we fail to dream, then we do not allow ourselves to hope for possibilities greater than the reality we are experiencing....

Here’s Some Money, Now Leave

One of the perks of starting a church is that you can do whatever you want…within reason of course.  In a more established church, while you have the stability and strength that comes with time, you also have more expectations. “We’ve always done it that way,” is many...