Uniqueness

Each church has its own set of unique fingerprints, its own way to minister to a fallen world. In what way is your church impacting the world that no other church can do? How are you, the XP, fanning the flame of ministry?

A Personal Perspective on Worship Songs

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on A Personal Perspective on Worship Songs

I recently visited with a pastor of a large church who articulated his concern for the state of music and worship in the church. He described his view of church music as a “cutting [...]

Becoming a Healthy Church

June 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Becoming a Healthy Church

What will it take for your church to become a healthier church? Given the realities of your particular ministry setting, how will you begin that process? If you were to start that process today, [...]

Captivating Church Changers

December 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Captivating Church Changers

It’s a dirty word in some circles. “They mostly grow by transfer.” This critique implies that the church is not reaching people with the gospel, just “stealing” people from other churches like TMobile does to [...]

Partnering With Your Community for Sustainable Impact

March 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Partnering With Your Community for Sustainable Impact

John Cissel of Visioneering Studios talks about new uses of church property. This involves churches doing joint ventures with developers for impacting a church’s local community. The issue is how to build church facilities in expensive urban [...]

Multisite or Church Planting?

August 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Multisite or Church Planting?

Remember way back when there were no multisite churches? Back when church planting (and releasing) was the ultimate form of sacrificial expansion for the sake of the Kingdom? Back when dinosaurs were around and roaming [...]

Book Review: Church Unique

May 30th, 2015|Comments Off on Book Review: Church Unique

In his book, Church Unique, Will Mancini pushes pastors to engage in the hard work of finding the unique contribution that their church can make to the world. More than strategy, this is a matter [...]

Succession Plan: A 20-Year Transition

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Succession Plan: A 20-Year Transition

In the year 1990, when Nicholas Smith was 8 years old, Bethany Baptist Church of Lindenwold, New Jersey had 29 active members. In the year 2003, Bethany Baptist had 16,500 members, Nicholas was 23 years old and [...]