Nuts & Bolts

No Planter Stands Alone

A Practical How-To Training for Church Planters

Tues, April 28, 2015 | Exponential in Tampa, FL

Nuts & Bolts is no-holds-barred, practical, how-to church planter training designed to provide you the tools needed to successfully launch and lead a healthy church that reaches this generation. Ron Sylvia and the Nuts & Bolts team lead you from conception.. to launch.. to leading a new church.


Nuts & Bolts

Good ideas don't build the church; God ideas build the church.

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If you cast the vision, you have to fund the vision.

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Congratulations to Chris & Yancie McGregor who launched City Church in Montreal, Canada on Sunday, Sept 15, 2013.

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“The speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A relevant message series makes the gospel message more personal. Find helpful links here.

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It is critical as leaders to always be learning from those ahead of us. Is it time to break the bubble?

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"The secret to concentration is elimination." Howard Hendricks

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Confirm God’s Calling

Has God really called you to start a church? The truth is, many church starters talk themselves into starting a church. Some are disgruntled staff members who think they...

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Assessment

One of the greatest responsibilities of a church planting organization is to evaluate and develop potential church planters.  Because church planting has a tremendous affect on...

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Don’t Surrender. Lead.

There will be people along your church planting journey who will challenge you to surrender the vision that God has given you. Do not surrender it. In the early...

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Your Church Master Plan

You will greatly increase the probability of success by writing a well thought-out church planting plan, proposal, or master plan. Much like a business plan for a start-up company,...

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Why Talking About Church Growth Matters

It’s inevitable. Every single time we publish an article on pastors.com designed to help Pastors lead their churches to grow, people react with defensiveness and pseudo-spiritual comments. Everyone seems...

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Love Everyone but Move with the Movers

Some of the greatest counsel Rick Warren ever gave me was "Love everyone, but move with the movers!" In the first year of starting The Springs, my wife, Teddi,...

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Why Talking About Church Growth Matters

It’s inevitable. Every single time we publish an article on pastors.com designed to help Pastors lead their churches to grow, people react with defensiveness and pseudo-spiritual comments. Everyone seems...

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Leading Larger

Your role as pastor will change as your church grows. You must lead larger.  As the church grows, it will become increasingly difficult for you to eat lunch with...

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Church Planters, Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Leadership guru Ken Blanchard once shared with me that you could tell if a person was an entrepreneur by the fourth grade. Church planters are spiritual entrepreneurs. Merriam-Webster defines...

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Those Who Start with You Seldom Finish with You

I had a dream of having friends I started the church with go the distance with me serving as ministry partners for forty years and then riding together off...

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Growth Beyond 200

Church starters must continually develop as leaders or they will become the barriers for growth in their churches. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Purpose driven leaders learn how...

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Early Leadership and Systems

Everything rises and falls on leadership. The leadership temptations in the first days of a new church are one of two thoughts. One temptation is to put together a...

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