The first question you need to ask is where am I going to jump? How does one pick a location? In the New Testament, Paul and Barnabas “went home”. They targeted their own people. Paul targeted his fellow citizens of Turkey, and Barnabas the inhabitants of his native Cypress. On Paul’s second missionary journey, Paul…

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Here is Pt. 2 of keep on Trucking! You can catch part 1 of this series HERE Reason Number Two – You’ve got a small work crew The second reason you’re going to need a truck is that your crew is going to be more prone to burn out, and in need of replacements on occasion.…

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In all the talk surrounding church planting out there, nobody really discusses one of the planters essential tools. A truck. Church planters are a bit like Mad Max in the post-apocalyptic frontier where a truck is worth more than the currency of money. We’re not talking about macho stuff; we’re talking about church planting survival.…

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This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about holiness. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. It seems like everyone has a different definition of holiness. Some people may think of actions that are needed to be holy while others may think of someone that they feel truly embodies holiness.…

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Newsletters are one of the most powerful tools in the church planter’s arsenal when it comes to raising funds. Marketers swear by them. Entrepreneurs attend conferences costing thousands of dollars to learn to master their use. This is because so many things can be accomplished with a newsletter. Newsletters allow you to communicate anything you…

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HOW TO WRITE IT: Start the letter off with normal people stuff. Hi. How are you? It’s been a while. I’m writing to tell you about what God has been doing in my life recently. Then share the vision. Share about the community and what you think God’s calling you to do there. You can…

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Okay, so you’ve got the green light from God to start building a support base. You know why you need to build a support base, and you’ve drafted up a clear, concise, communicable vision statement.  What to do now?  “Get ye to a post office!”  Okay, that’s not exactly Shakespeare, but it’s close. You definitely…

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The first change that takes place is how you see yourself. You’re a missionary. The military strips you of your identity. You’re NOT special. You’re one of many, and the sooner you realize that the better we can reforge your identity into a soldier. A killing machine. When you join the military, the first thing…

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Over the years, New Breed asked a bunch of planters if they could do something different, what would it be? Without any hesitation, almost all of them will say that they wished they’d reached out better to the pastors of established churches before they’d launched. In dealing with criticism with other pastors, I’ve found this…

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This is the last section in my post series on your sending church. To check out the first two posts Click HERE for post 1 and HERE for post 2 Lastly, your sending church is packed with people who are bored with being an audience. This is a target rich environment for core team builders…

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