Black church triples in size by focusing on men

David Porter

In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part 3)

Chain

Men’s League is an extremely simple, lightweight church-planting model that focuses like a laser on the development of men within small teams. In this post, I’ll answer some questions and discuss a few advantages to the approach, which comes straight out of the Gospel of Luke. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part two)

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If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10. [Read more...]

The church I would plant (part one)

Planting

So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail? [Read more...]

Why I’m not too excited about church planting

Church sign

Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service? [Read more...]

Decorate your church with men in mind

Stag

The typical church is decorated grandma-style: Quilted banners and silk flower arrangements adorn church lobbies. More quilts, banners, and ribbons cover the sanctuary walls, complemented with fresh flowers on the altar, a lace doily on the Communion table, and boxes of Kleenex under every pew. Hallways are covered with handmade signs, photo collages, or school-type bulletin boards that suggest a kindergarten classroom. [Read more...]

Why churches are stage-driven

Stage Driven

Most churches program a series of low-risk, stage-driven activities such as worship services, classes and seminars. These allow people to learn about their faith without actually practicing it. [Read more...]


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