A Conversation with Pastor Jake Davidson: Covocational/Bivocational Church Planting

Covo and Bivocational Church Planting: 3 Lessons From Jake Davidson In the fall of 2021 I interviewed church planter Jake Davidson of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Pembroke. NBBC is a part of the Christian County Baptist Association and is partnering with the association, the KBC, and others to reach the lost with the gospel.Continue reading “A Conversation with Pastor Jake Davidson: Covocational/Bivocational Church Planting”

“Too Small to Send?” 7 ways every church can train church planters

Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. (Acts 9:31 NKJV) Chapter nine of Acts provides the account of Saul’s miraculous transformation through the power of the gospel to PaulContinue reading ““Too Small to Send?” 7 ways every church can train church planters”

Pastor Appreciation: Church Planter Edition

Looking for some ideas to encourage your pastor or group of elders? What about the church planter your church sent, supports, or that is in the town next door? Idea lists abound this time of year! Here are a few… https://get.tithe.ly/blog/pastor-appreciation-month https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/homelife-pastor-appreciation-five-ways-to-say-thanks What not to do… 😉 What church planters want… They want: Prayer. PleaseContinue reading “Pastor Appreciation: Church Planter Edition”

Practical Help for the New Church Planter

Those new to church planting ask a lot of questions. And they should! Here are a few ways I encourage new and prospective planters/replanters as they begin their journey. 1. Begin with prayer. Pray while you read scripture and discern your calling. Pray that the Lord will make you a bold evangelist. You will notContinue reading “Practical Help for the New Church Planter”

Partnering with Planters/Apprentices in a Pandemic

The KBC annual meeting was held in Owensboro this year and included a scaled-back slate of events; and of course, social distancing, mask wearing, and plenty of hand sanitizer. Kentucky Baptists from all over the state gathered to hear reports on mission work, evangelistic efforts, and to praise the Lord for those we as aContinue reading “Partnering with Planters/Apprentices in a Pandemic”

Organic/House Church: 6 Model Summary

A paper written for Dr. Tom Johnston’s Church Evangelism course in 2010. Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to study church planting as part of my course requirements for a degree in North American Church Planting. I have learned about many different models, have listened in on various seminars, and haveContinue reading “Organic/House Church: 6 Model Summary”

Church Planters, Study Past Leaders!

Two Key Leaders Every Planter Should Study I love history! I’m the guy who pulls over and reads the old roadside historical markers when I travel. I am often reading a biography of one of our nation’s heroes (I’m currently reading John Adams by David McCullough). And who doesn’t like to watch YouTube videos onContinue reading “Church Planters, Study Past Leaders!”