Church Planting Archives - Seedbed

The scriptures mark out a path that guides and leads us to God’s future. In our day, as we sense acutely the new challenges presented to the work of the gospel, followers of Jesus must hold to the practice of faithfulness to God’s word as a key habit to cultivate and embody that life. Such a way of life will serve as the fuel for revitalizing existing communities of faith and for the launching of new ones.

The relationship between missionaries and their supporting churches has a long history, all the way back to the sending of Paul and Barnabas from Antioch (Acts 13). Over recent decades, that relationship had developed assumptions and expectations, some of which may need to be questioned or simply relinquished due to changes in technology, travel, globalization, and new understandings of mission.

Wesleyans and Methodists were some of the very early successful church planters in America centuries ago. In this video interview, Ed Stetzer shares why the heritage of church planting is essential to reclaim, and why Wesleyans are specially positioned to do so in America.

What are the things leaders should and should not do on social media? Heidi Heater shares some solid tips.

How can you know whether or not you are called to church planting? Stephen Elliott shares ten ways to help you discern the call of God on your life.
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Churches genuinely seeking to reach people with the gospel must constantly evaluate the cultural climate in which they live.

Aaron Perry shares a concrete example of what it looks like to claim a gospel narrative to inform your church plant.
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It's important to recognize the natural seasons of church planting in order to be faithful to the biblical great commission. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video by William Chaney of Path1 ministries.

Learn about the heart of a pastor who's been part of a United Methodist Church that has participated in planting over 140 new churches and seeing more than 14,000 first time professions of faith in the last 7 years. Paul Lawler shares 5 lessons he's learned along the way today.
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Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video by William Chaney of Path1 ministries as he shares three steps to launching a fundraising campaign and understanding those who want to give to your church plant.