The Church Planter’s Call to a Place

“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called home to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance” (Heb. 11:8). The call to a specific place can come as part of your original calling, or later.  Generally, there is a clear correlation between who you are and the place God calls … Read More

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The Church Planter’s Call to Understand His Spouse’s Call

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.  Since they are no longer two but one” (Mark 10:7-8). If you are married, God will not call you without confirming the call in your spouse.  Go slowly in this area and communicate clearly with your spouse … Read More

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How to Know Your Calling As A Church Planter

If you have been called to start a church, not only will the calling be undeniable, but you will also be able to trust that God will equip and empower you to do the work that He sets before you.   When He is the one who has chosen you, it is because He knows that you can fulfill the … Read More

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The #1 Mistake Church Planters Make When Launching a New Church

Did you know– The majority of church starts fail within the first year.  Why?  Because the majority of church planters start churches without a clear calling from God. In order to plant a healthy church, you have to know that you are undeniably called by God.  Period.  So do you know for sure that God has called you to start a new Church? … Read More

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10 Church Planting Mistakes and the Lessons Learned

When Kerrick and I wrote Launch a couple of years ago, our goal was to share the process that we saw God bless at The Journey and in countless new churches around the country – it’s a book full of lessons learned. Some of the best Church Planting lessons are learned in the form of the mistakes made along the … Read More

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