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Church Planting

Master These Three

Apart from his wife and family, the number one asset to the church planter is his pulpit. There are three subjects that must be mastered in regards to the pastor’s presentation of the sermon. Without question, […]

Church Planting

You Are a Husband

I can think of no greater element that has brought about the casualty of a church planter than forgetting that he is a husband. In a 1982 Frank and Ernest comic strip, Bob Thaves wrote […]

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Church Planting

A church planter’s wife

by John Gross Wives of church planters were asked, “If you could give one piece of advice to the wife of a potential church planter, what would it be?” Here are some of their responses

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Church Planting

Presentation is paramount

by John Gross As a church planter, you need to consider your appearance, attitude, countenance, and the spirit of your message when delivering it. The following four elements of preparation will determine the outcome of […]

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Symptoms of church planter burnout

by John Gross Some have asked, “How do I know if I am suffering from burnout?” Signs of church-planting burnout include losing your thrill for planting, not wanting to go to your office, chronic fatigue […]

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Church Planting

Five questions for every church planter

by John Gross Although there are many questions a church planter should ask himself before accepting the responsibility, here are five questions he must be able to answer “yes” to. Can I say I have […]

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Church Planting

APEX is …

by John Gross America is the third largest mission field in the world, with more than 200 million unreached lives. Our country needs planters, churches, and fellowships working to plant more churches. (A)pex. Advancing the […]