There’s no such thing as church planting

By David Murrow on May 5, 2016

Let me point out something that should be obvious: you can’t plant a church. All you can do is plant a worship service – and hope that a church grows out of it.

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How to love your church again (in 15 minutes)

By David Murrow on April 12, 2016

Are you sick of going to church? Bored? Burned out? Angry? Irritated? You’re not alone.

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Is modern worship too entertaining?

By David Murrow on January 5, 2016

The church has been in the entertainment business for almost 1700 years.

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Black church triples in size by focusing on men

By David Murrow on June 18, 2015

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.

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The church I would plant (part 3)

By David Murrow on May 19, 2015

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.

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The church I would plant (part two)

By David Murrow on May 12, 2015

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.

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The church I would plant (part one)

By David Murrow on May 4, 2015

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

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Why I’m not too excited about church planting

By David Murrow on April 15, 2015

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

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Decorate your church with men in mind

By David Murrow on March 24, 2015

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.

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Why churches are stage-driven

By David Murrow on March 3, 2015

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.

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