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[17 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,158 views]

The Michigan District of the UPCI caught a vision for evangelizing our state nearly 9 years ago, and have since increased roughly 35% in new church plants. The goal for 2009 is to plan 9 new churches within our state, and to progressively plant more churches over the next 10 years until we double in size.
This video briefly explores the past, present and future of the Apostolic Message in Michigan, and lays out a solid plan for growth, appealing to the viewer for support. Nine new churches in Michigan in …

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[4 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 489 views]

All forms of evangelism have their place, but the most effective method is to plant a New Testament church in every section of every city of the United States.

Illustrations and Research, Ministry Development »

[1 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 731 views]

By Scott Sistrunk, career church planter
I developed this method when I was Church Growth Director for Bro. Nix from 93-96. The church had been plateaued for 15 years at 225. Over the 3 years I was there we grew at 13% the church now runs 500 or so and they still use the basic model I put in place then.
Here it is in simple form… and it is simple.
I call it the “Engine of Church Growth” it is made up of 5 different departments working seamlessly together to ensure certain …

Illustrations and Research, Ministry Development »

[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 372 views]

Notes from Scott Sistrunk, career church planter
I have observed that the key to a new church plant making it can be boiled down to this ….3 Foundational Families…..
By foundational families I mean, families that are absolutely apostolic and are at least as deeply, if not more, committed to the church as the pastor…in addition, they have invested in the church heavily of time, emotional energy, spiritual energy, and finances.
A ‘foundational family” is a family that if you choose to leave will remain and take the responsibility of paying bills, visiting …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 278 views]

By George W. Bullard, Jr.
The executive director of a regional denominational organization felt proud of the work his executive leaders did over the past year. They had identified and implemented three key leverage strategies that should significantly increase their ability to help their affiliated congregations reach their Kingdom potential.
These three key leverage strategies were to (1) help innovative and effective congregations take the next steps in reaching their full Kingdom potential; (2) develop Rapid Readiness Response Teams to respond to …