November 9, 2018

I'm excited to give away FREE copies of my book (e-version), God's Not Done With Your Church. 

Let me share what this book is all about...

Many churches in North America are struggling to survive, and many don't know where to turn or what hope they have left. They wonder...

July 20, 2018

One of the discussions I am regularly having with pastors and church leaders has to do with the differences between church revitalization and church replanting. What are the major differences between these two things? 

Here is a short list of some of the major differenc...

July 19, 2018

This is part two of a reflection back on the first three years of serving First Baptist Church-Muscatine, a revitalization context in Iowa.  In part one, I listed three things I would have done differently if I could rewind the clock back.  Today I would like to dedica...

April 17, 2018

When assessing a church’s readiness to be replanted, the remaining leaders are absolutely critical. These individuals often have the power to can make or break a replant. Therefore, when you are evaluating whether a congregation is actually ready to be replanted, these...

December 27, 2017

Here are two more ways you can get involved in the replanting of dying churches...

#3: Serve a replant as a volunteer

One of the greatest ways you can get involved in helping a replant is by serving as a volunteer in some capacity. What a joy it will be for you to serve...

December 7, 2017

Along with intentional, committed prayer, here is a second way you can get involved in the replanting of dying churches...

#2: Encourage replanters and their families...like crazy!!!!  

Replanting is not for everyone. It takes a particular gift mix and a clear calli...

December 5, 2017

Perhaps you are sitting there and you are sold on the idea of church replanting. You understand the sad reality that congregations in our country are sick and dying and they need radical help. The question is this: How can you, and perhaps your church, get involved in...

What is a sending church and why is one needed to help replant a church effectively? Simply put, a sending church is a congregation that agrees to come alongside and help replant a dying congregation for the long haul. In a very real sense, the sending church serves as...

September 13, 2017

How do you know if you are “called” to a bi-vocational church?  I think the answer is pretty simple.  Do you think God is calling you to the church?  Can that church pay you a full-time salary, or can they pay you enough to provide for your family?  If not…congratulati...

May 15, 2017

Church replants need prayer.

Church replanters and their families need prayer.

Lots and lots of prayer.

Let me share twelve specific ways you and your church can pray for a church replant, its pastor and his family. Let me encourage you to write these down somewhere. Put...

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