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Church Planting Basic Training

When is a Church Plant Now a Fully Established Church?

By Steve Swartz
6 months ago
There are a wide variety of opinions on the difference between a “church plant” and a “church,” so admittedly, this final article in the series more seasoned advice based my own experiences.

Church Planting Basic Training

What Foundations Must Be Established?

By Steve Swartz
6 months ago
This is partially a repeat of concepts presented in various other articles in this series, but these foundations cannot be overemphasized. Here is what a core group must establish and understand.

Four Ways to Practice Authentic Love

By Steve Swartz
6 months ago
How can we model love that is authentic? What does genuine love require?

Church Planting Basic Training

What Pitfalls Should be Avoided?

By Steve Swartz
6 months ago
Church-planting involves sinful human beings trying to form a newly organized church. Thus, problems are obviously a high potential. Here are four common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Church Planting Basic Training

Who Plants Churches?

By Steve Swartz
6 months ago
The process of church-planting ought to be very much a team effort. A core group or a group of families thinking of forming a core group should beware of the self-appointed pastor or church-planter who is trying to find an opportunity. So, if pastors don’t plant churches, who does? The simple answer is that churches plant churches.

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