Church Planting

There’s No “MY” in Kingdom of God

If you are a sports fan, you’ve heard the old cliché a thousand times – “There’s no I in TEAM.”  While the cliché may be ancient, it’s still packed with […]

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New York Vision Trip in April

With 8.5 million inhabitants who speak nearly 500 languages, New York City is one of the most diverse and influential cities in the word. Metropolitan New York is larger than […]

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About every three days, NC Baptists start a new church

Here’s an amazing fact: About every three days, NC Baptists start a new church. In 2010 we started 125 new churches — do the math. But what does a church […]

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Toronto the Good?

Growing up in a rural town in North Carolina, I would hear people say, “What happens in California will eventually get to us here in North Carolina.”  The accuracy of […]

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Ramseur Church Embraces Hispanic Ministry, New Future

Ramseur, NC — Joaquin Martinez was ordained to the Gospel ministry by First Baptist Church, Ramseur, on Sunday, March 20, 2011. That’s a one-line summary of what happened that day. […]

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Greater Joy Baptist Church Reaches Hundreds

Can we do more together in communicating the Gospel than we can individually?  I think we can!  Joining together as Baptists in North Carolina, one of our greatest strengths is our […]

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NC Missions Offering Helped Start A New Burmese Church

During 2009 the Baptist State Convention of NC started 98 new churches, which equates to starting a new church every three or four days on average.  About half the new churches […]

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Ten Commandments for Church Planting

Church Planter Ryan Begue writes from experience. He launched, First Baptist Church, Esto, Florida in 2003 and continues to serve and guide that congregation as her Pastor. Recently, in The […]

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY REACH RESETTLED REFUGEES IN NC?

 In 2008, North Carolina ranked 11th in the nation for the number of refugees settled in the state. According to a report from the state Office of Refugee Resettlement, between […]

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Church Planting is About Relationships

I read that in 1948 George de Mestral was out on a hike. As he returned home he noticed his pants were covered with burrs from Burdock plants. Being an […]

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Why is mentoring church planters important?

While browsing through materials provided by the North American Mission Board in preparation for the mentor training of church planters, two questions came to mind: “Why is mentoring church planters […]

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Matching Strategy to Community

As a church planter I have always been interested in hearing or reading about church plants and what made them succeed or fail. I guess part of that comes from […]

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Why Do I Need To Be Assessed?

Many church planting organizations require all full-time church planters to participate in a Church Planter Assessment. This assessment helps determine the candidate’s capacity to be a lead pastor.  Most assessments […]

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