• I spent my first few years of ministry as a bi-vocational pastor. For those who may not know the term, being bi-vocational means I was a pastor but I...
    Be a Better Bi-Vocational Past...
    By Ron Edmondson
    November 09th, 2016

    New Church
  • How would you define success? We live in a society that says the more money you have, the more success that equals and the more success, the more mo...
    God's Plan for Great Gain
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    November 09th, 2016

    New Church
  • I frequently receive questions from church leaders who want to welcome a new pastor and do it well. I’ve written extensively about some of my own ...
    How to Welcome a New Pastor
    By Ron Edmondson
    November 02nd, 2016

    New Church
  • Here’s what I’m learning about what Jesus’ ministry looked like . . . Jesus didn’t wait for people to come to him. He walked from place to pl...
    Jesus Didn't Wait
    By Steve Addison
    October 26th, 2016

    New Church
  • Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with...
    Is Ministry Up to Us?
    By Steve Addison
    October 19th, 2016

    New Church
  • There was a saying when I was growing up an older generation used often: “Don’t forget where you came from.” If you were one of my relatives, yo...
    Remember Where You Came From
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 12th, 2016

    New Church
  • Without multiplication we lose. Any strategy based merely on the health, growth and addition of individual disciples and churches will never catch u...
    Seven Ways to Lose
    By Steve Addison
    October 05th, 2016

    New Church
  • I recently stumbled upon an article provocatively titled, “Stop Sending Missionaries.” The author argues that as Christians, in our haste to fulf...
    Stop Sending Missionaries
    By Steve Addison
    September 28th, 2016

    New Church
  • A desperate friend recently contacted me because he was worried that his son might be under the influence of a Christian ministry with questionable ...
    Warning Signs of Spiritual Dan...
    By J. Lee Grady
    September 21st, 2016

    New Church
  • It happened again. I was attending one of those hip, contemporary churches — and almost no one sang. Worshipers stood obediently as the band rocke...
    Why Men Have Stopped Singing i...
    By David Murrow
    September 14th, 2016

    New Church
  • As you might have guessed, I’ve talked to a lot of guys who’ve quit going to church. Their reasons vary, but a significant number fell away wh...
    Do You Worship Your Pastor?
    By David Murrow
    August 31st, 2016

    New Church
  • When Christians gather, they spend the bulk of their time watching stage presentations. Worship services. Seminars. Classes. Conferences. Workshops....
    Why Churches Are Stage-Driven
    By David Murrow
    August 24th, 2016

    New Church
  • The early church didn’t have air conditioning. Or a building. Or a parking lot.Jesus didn’t have a big screen. Or a worship band. Or study guides....
    Should Churches Use Air Condit...
    By David Murrow
    August 17th, 2016

    New Church
  • Another big tree in the church planting movement has fallen.Darrin Patrick, pastor of Journey Church in St. Louis, and author of the book Church Plant...
    There's No Such Thing As Church...
    By David Murrow
    August 10th, 2016

    New Church
  • Most church leaders would say that prayer is an important to their ministry, but its fair to say that prayer is not the heartbeat of every congregat...
    Does Your Church Pray Enough?
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    August 10th, 2016

    New Church
  • Hi Steve Throughout  Christian history Christians have divided on a number of issues largely due to different understandings about what particular...
    Unity in Church Plants
    By Steve Addison
    August 03rd, 2016

    New Church
  • For as long as I’ve been in this game the critical issue has always been, “We don’t have enough church planters.” Here’s ten reasons why I ...
    Why Don't We Have Enough Church...
    By Steve Addison
    July 27th, 2016

    New Church
  • Church planters typically hate explaining themselves. That’s because if they know what to do they can’t understand why everybody else can’t re...
    Inside the Mind of a Church Pl...

    New Church
  • Young, connected and diverse—that describes group life for a rising generation. As emerging churches and church plants reach into urban and univers...
    Racial Diversity in Church Pla...
    By Bill Donahue
    June 29th, 2016

    New Church
  • Patrick has been serving in Asia among Muslims for more than twenty years, first as a missionary and later as a tentmaker. He has established two ch...
    Effective Church Planting
    By Steve Addison
    June 15th, 2016

    New Church
  • I've been out training in the basics of multiplying disciples and churches. A while ago I realized that training in the basics was the missing eleme...
    Vision Is Not Enough
    By Steve Addison
    June 08th, 2016

    New Church
  • Leadership in the past, has been defined in a myriad of ways: organizational, tactical, technical, executive and managerial. It has been used to des...
    The Leadership Baton
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 01st, 2016

    New Church
  • I love pastors. I haven’t been a pastor throughout my career. In fact, I spent most of my career to this point in the business world. (I realize t...
    7 Surprises I've Seen Since Bec...
    By Ron Edmondson
    May 25th, 2016

    New Church
  • Have you ever heard the phrase “odd person out”?Being the "odd person out" means you don’t fit. You don’t measure up for some reason. You are e...
    Odd Person Out
    By Ron Edmondson
    May 11th, 2016

    New Church
  • It seems like every time I talk about multiplying churches somebody asks, “But how to I motivate our church to get board?” The answer is, You don...
    You Can't Change People
    By Steve Addison
    May 04th, 2016

    New Church
  • A clock is something you can take apart, analyze, clean, improve, and put back together. If it works properly, it will produce the same result every...
    The Hidden Factor in Growth fo...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    April 27th, 2016

    New Church
  • By Ron EdmondsonI once consulted with a church struggling to move forward. The pastor had been there a couple years, had a great vision and was supp...
    Create Unity for Your New Past...
    By Ron Edmondson
    March 23rd, 2016

    New Church
  • God’s mission and heart for the city includes the transformation of the least of these. This transformation will happen in a way that the last bec...
    An Invitation to Urban Church ...
    By Efrem Smith
    March 16th, 2016

    New Church
  • My home is being surrounded by large warehouse stores full of do-it-yourself (DIY) tools and products. Within six miles of my house are seven such sto...
    The Invasion of Do-It-Yourself...
    By Neil Cole
    March 16th, 2016

    New Church
  • We train a lot of people to get them started in connecting, sharing, making disciples. Then we look for those who persist in the basics. David Milne...
    How to Make Training Work
    By Steve Addison
    March 02nd, 2016

    New Church
  • I only have four church experiences in vocational ministry. One was a traditional church where God allowed us to bring a renewed energy and growth....
    Some Things I Miss About Churc...

    New Church
  • Not everyone is a fan of multiplication movements. According to some church leaders and theological educators, movements lack depth. By depth, they m...
    When Criticism Comes
    By Steve Addison
    December 27th, 2015

    New Church
  • By Wayne CordeiroGod said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden.” Still, many remain without His help because that requires a willing ...
    The God of New Beginnings
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    January 20th, 2016

    New Church
  • Today it’s common for cultural leadership models and motives to overtake our Christian churches and organizations so that the way we do what we do i...
    Being a Christ-Centered Board ...
    By Bill Gaultiere
    January 14th, 2016

    New Church
  • By Ron EdmondsonIt seems every week someone contacts me to ask advice about church revitalization. I also frequently hear from pastors who are consi...
    Five Questions to Ask Before Y...
    By Ron Edmondson
    December 02nd, 2015

    New Church
  • Without multiplication we lose. Any strategy based merely on the health, growth and addition of individual disciples and churches will never catch u...
    Seven Ways to Lose
    By Steve Addison
    November 18th, 2015

    New Church