Nuts & Bolts

No Planter Stands Alone

A Practical How-To Training for Church Planters

Boston | Oct 13-14

Have you been called to start a new church? Does your church need a ‘re-launch’? Church Planters, come join the NEXT team at Grace Church near Boston, MA October 13-14 for Nuts & Bolts - a no-holds-barred, practical, how-to church planter training designed to equip you with the tools needed to successfully launch and lead a healthy church that reaches this generation for Christ.


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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Your Church Plant Master Plan

I consider it a blessing that I get to work with church planters everyday.  Many have done exhaustive research and months of preparation in the area of planning.  But...

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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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Your Church Plant Master Plan

I consider it a blessing that I get to work with church planters everyday.  Many have done exhaustive research and months of preparation in the area of planning.  But...

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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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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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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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Early Leadership Systems

Accountability and counsel are essential to a church planter. In the early days of a new church plant, you'll likely experience one of two temptations when it comes to...

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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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Early Leadership Systems

Accountability and counsel are essential to a church planter. In the early days of a new church plant, you'll likely experience one of two temptations when it comes to...

Read More

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...

Read More

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Early Leadership Systems

Accountability and counsel are essential to a church planter. In the early days of a new church plant, you'll likely experience one of two temptations when it comes to...

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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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