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My Experience in Church Planting

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My first experience in church planting was 9 years ago in Washington state. We had always been attenders and to be quite honest, I really had never committed myself or any of our time to any church we were a part of. We were just "too busy." We had a young son, were serving in outreach ministry, and Aaron traveled during the week. Church on Sunday was a negotiable and oft...

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Men: Why Church Plants Need You

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Planting a church requires all-hands-on-deck. Men, women, teenagers, and children all contribute in significant ways to seeing a new church come to life. The organizational needs required to make a church a church are tremendous: facility logistics, greeters, kids workers, and coffee pots (seriously). As we set out to plant the Trails, I am praying we see committed, sacrif...

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Time, Talent, Treasure

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One of the most difficult tasks for church leadership is rallying its members to be excited about serving in the church. When the pastor preaches about servanthood and contributing to the needs of the body, Christians harmoniously nod their heads in agreement. However, members often look to the person next to them to step up, rather than courageously using their own gifts ...

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