Church Planting Archives - Saturate

Church Planting Archives - Saturate

ChurchChurch PlantingMultiplication
May 4, 2021

One Thing Many Pastors Lack

  One thing that many pastors say they lack is true, deep friendships. Many don't feel they have peers in ministry; several feel like they have allies, but not true confidants. A priority in Saturate's Regional Residencies is to develop…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 28, 2021

Better Together

Saturate believes that God's people are better as we labor alongside and serve together. Every follower of Jesus has some strengths and some needs, and God designed each church to thrive as we mutually give and receive from each other.…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 22, 2021

Equipping the Wife of the Church Planter

One of the most surprising realities in much church planter/pastor training in North America is the lack of focus on the planter/pastor's wife. While this is likely unintentional, it seems that the vital role wives play in church planting or…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 14, 2021

Developing Holistic, Healthy Church Planters

  One of the more difficult aspects of church planting comes long before the church is ever planted. It isn’t that the planting of the church is easy, but there is a reality that the actual planting of the church…
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Church PlantingCurrent EventsMultiplication
February 4, 2021

5 Encouragements for Current and Future Planters

  Church planting exists for God’s mission, and has always been a vital part of that mission. He has consistently sent His people into new mission fields, to minister among new people groups, and often to plant new churches.  Sometimes church…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
February 2, 2021

6 Things to Avoid in Church Planting

  Why do church leaders crash and burn so often? Church leaders rarely burn out, disqualify themselves, quit, or get fired based on a shortfall in their preaching ability, organizational savvy, shepherding skills, or other external competencies in their day…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 28, 2021

You Started a Church. Now What?

  Starting a church is no small thing. It can be simple or complex. It can involve a few people or a few hundred. It can be lots of things. But spiritually, it’s not small. In some ways, starting a…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 26, 2021

7 Marks of Essential Ecclesiology

  “So… I think we may have planted a church.” I’ve heard that statement no less than two dozen times since March of 2020. Actually, it often sounds more like a question—“I’m Ron Burgundy?” COVID has invited much creativity across…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 21, 2021

Pitfalls to Avoid When Planting in the Pandemic

  There’s no question the pandemic has dramatically affected church planting efforts. The Send Institute works closely with church planting organizations, and over the last year, we’ve seen newly launched churches revert back to pre-launch phases, teams indefinitely push out…
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Church PlantingSaturate Podcast
April 4, 2018

Episode 040: How Every Church and MC Can Plant Churches

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly, director of Church Planting for Soma, about how every church and missional community, regardless of size, can participate in planting churches. Learn more about Soma Church Planting…
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ChurchChurch PlantingPrayer
January 26, 2017

Funding: Working the Plan

  (Part six in Tim Parlier's series on Raising Financial Support. Read part seven here.) My wife and I spent this past week at our all-church family retreat with some amazing people from all over the U.S. and world. At…
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Church PlantingPastoring
June 2, 2016

Church Planting: 3 Key Steps

  As honest and experienced church planters will tell you, there are mountains of work that go into planting a church. “Three steps” in any title barely scratches the surface of the prayer, planning, people-gathering, fund-gathering, and other preparation that…
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