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Church planting blueprint 5 ways to determine the needs of your community

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By Micah Fries

So you want to plant a church? I get it. It’s important: LifeWay Research shows new churches are more effective than established ones at reaching the unchurched. Even the most Bible-saturated cities in America need new churches. But what do we do? Is there a blueprint for determining when and where to add a church? I pastor an 89-year-old congregation in what the American Bible Society deems the most “Bible-minded city” in America. We’ve grown in exciting ways in recent years, but to effectively continue reaching our city with the gospel, we know we’ll need help. Some of that help will come from other established local churches. More will come from new churches. Because of that, we’re partnering with a local church to plant an autonomous congregation in our city, and we’re also planting additional

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Facts & Trends -Spring 2018 - SOAR  

Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...

Facts & Trends -Spring 2018 - SOAR  

Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...