Category Archives: Church Planting

“Get Out!” by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Meier

Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of the Center for US Missions, writes in Mission Moments (January 16, 2017): A Facebook post by Church Planter Kyle Blake caught my eye. As an urban missionary, and pastor, I find that my … Continue reading

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A Manual to Help You Birth a New Community of Faith

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission is investing significant energy and effort in working with our districts to assist in their church planting efforts. Church planting can be accomplished through mother congregations, sponsoring circuits, or planting networks that … Continue reading

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Six Practices of Multiplying Churches by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

Dr. Peter Meier discusses the Six Practices of Multiplying Churches in the following essay: In a previous post, I focused on Cultivating a Culture of Multiplication where church leaders help their churches to be intentional about starting churches that start … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line: When the Church Becomes a Non-Prophet Organization — Rev. Mike Ruhl

Rev. Mike Ruhl, the Director of Training for the Center for U.S. Missions, writes in Mission Moments (June 1, 2016): But some churches can easily’ cross a line’ by degenerating into a non-prophet organization. This happens when the role and … Continue reading

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It’s time to Register for the FiveTwo National Conference!

The FiveTwo National Conference    (formerly known as the Wiki FiveTwo Conference) an annual gathering of leaders that provides camaraderie, inspiration, and know-how to those who want to advance God’s kingdom on earth by starting something new. You’ll make powerful connections that will … Continue reading

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Church is More than a Building

Church is More Than a Building | Jeff Vanderstelt from Saturate on Vimeo. Want real-time training on what it looks like to be the church and make disciples in the every day stuff of life? Verge Regionals is partnering with … Continue reading

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Transform the City: How to Overcome the 4 Biggest Mistakes Churches Make in Local Missions

Verge Network has released a free report that will lead and motivate your church to love and make disciples among the poor.  The report also includes: Steps to help you plan a successful local mission strategy. The four reasons you should NOT start a … Continue reading

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Exponential.org Debuts New Website Featuring Multiple Content Channels Geared to Assist Church Workers and Congregations to Birth Churches

This week, Exponential debuts a new website strategy, bringing together quality thought leadership from respected partner ministries known in their field—experts Exponential is calling Channel Curators. Links to the different channels including Church Planting, Culture, Discipleship, Leadership, Missional, MultiEthnic, Multisite, … Continue reading

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The Secret of Church Multiplication — by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

In the December 15 “Mission Moments” from the Center of US Missions, Dr. Meier writes, David Jackson, in his book, Planted: Starting Well, Growing Strong, emphasizes the same thing. He writes, “I’ll tell you the “Miracle Gro ®” secret right … Continue reading

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Four Significant Church Planting Factors by Rev. Dr. Peter Meier

The following article was published in Mission Moments.  You can download or print a copy of the article by visiting: Four Significant Church Planting Factors. The Center for US Missions and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Office of National Missions, together … Continue reading

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