9 Characteristics of a Church Planter (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – starting a new church is an heroic venture and, if God has called you to it, there’s nothing else like it. I was reading this post and it sparked that there are also 9 Characteristics of a Church Planter: 1. Must Complement Vision by Working toward Goals, Setting Up Accountability … Read More


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Free Resources for Church Planters

Are you planting a new church? Following God’s call to start a new church is a heroic task and I have a standing offer to give you more than $85.00 in church planting resources for FREE! Your free resources include: The Call of a Church Planter ($23.95 Value) Funding Your Church Plant ($23.95 Value) Launching Large ($13.95 Value) Starting Small … Read More


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Q & A – Church Systems, Where to Start?

Here’s a recent question I answered from a church planter: Q: Nelson, thanks so much for all you do. I came across some of your resources recently and have really learned a lot from them. Our new church has just launched and I’m wanting to start implementing the systems, where do I start? It’s a little overwhelming and any advice … Read More


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Common Mistakes Church Planters Make

My friend David Putman had a great post recently on some of the most common mistakes that church planters make.  With his permission, here’s a re-print of it: Common Mistakes Church Planters Make Research has varied when it comes to the number of churches planted that don’t survive.  I have seen reports that suggest failure rates as high as eighty percent … Read More


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Q & A – Best Launch Date?

It’s Kerrick Thomas here again, Executive Pastor and Teaching Pastor at The Journey and the co-author of Launch and Activate with Nelson. He asked me to share this recent answer to a question from Launch: Q:You guys said in Launch that when launching Journey, looking back you would have rather launched in February instead of in Easter as you did.  … Read More


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Four Loves of a Church Planter #2

Last week I kicked off a series of posts called “The Four Loves of a Church Planter.” Here’s a link to the first post in case you missed it: http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/blog/2009/04/02/the-four-loves-of-a-church-planter-1/ The next love of a successful church planter is their (drumroll please)… SPOUSE We have all read and spoken about the painful and damaging ravages of divorce, and how the … Read More


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