My 2 decades of church planting have included successful team development and church starts, healthy hand-offs, leaders developed, disciples, baptisms, miracles, best friends, betrayals, fundraising, an economic crash when we lost everything, 4 thriving plants and one dead one, a  burnout that landed me in the hospital, severe depression and anxiety, faith, redemption, and just about every other mistake and joy a planter could endure. By God’s grace, all of this has inspired me to prepare and care for people like you – church planters, missional leaders, and disciples seeking to love Jesus and their neighbors.

 


How to Submit a Housing Allowance Worksheet

Each year before December 31, you need to claim any housing allowance for the next year. Here is a link to the worksheet I’ve been using for several years. Housing allowance is the portion of your income that is tax-free if you are a licensed/ordained minister...

How to Build your Church Planting Oversight Team

Church planting can be lonely, and it takes time to build a leadership team. What do you do in the mean time when it is just you as the planter in the beginning years of a plant? Build an oversight team of leaders outside of your church who can not only serve with...

Thinking of planting a church?

Are you thinking about planting a church? Start by asking these ten questions: 1. Am I called to plant? The calling to start a new church as lead planter is not for everyone. Take time to prayerfully seek the Lord’s direction. You do not want to plant a church...

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