How do you build and staff the children's ministry at your church plant? Jason Sandoval, Family Pastor at Gateway Fellowship Church, joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to talk through best practices for managing a children's ministry.
CMN Lead Team member John Van Pay pastors at Gateway Fellowship Church, which was identified as the fastest-growing church in 2016 by Outreach Magazine. In this episode of CMN Less Than Ten, John discusses what he's learned about church growth and discipleship.
How do you start a youth ministry program in a new church plant? How has the youth ministry culture changed in the last decade? AG National Youth Director, Heath Adamson, answers youth ministry questions on this week's CMN Less Than Ten!
Jeremy Johnson, lead pastor at North Point Church in Springfield, MO, joins us on CMN Less Than Ten this week to discuss ways you can engage with your community and develop a reputation as a "church that gives back."
We're excited to hear from Dary Northrop of Timberline Church this week on CMN Less Than Ten! Listen in as Dary discusses tips for pastoring effectively, reaching your community, and choosing your leadership wisely.
Mike Quinn of Newbreak Church pastored for 13 years with an average attendance of under 200. On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, we discuss the changes his church needed to make in their team building, choice of location, mentoring programs, and community engagement in order to break that barrier.
Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C., talks about his ministry journey, the lessons he's learned along the way, and the key motivators that have kept him in the game.
This week on CMN Less Than Ten: Pastor Rob Ketterling of River Valley Church talks about managing your time as a pastor effectively, enacting change in your ministry, and realizing that following Jesus is the ultimate thrill sequence.
We're kicking off our new video series, "CMN Less Than 10," by interviewing Dr. George O. Wood, the general superintendent for the Assemblies of God. It's time to talk about the importance of planting churches!
How do you foster a genuine church culture that emphasizes the role of the Holy Spirit?
Pastor Scott Wilson of The Oaks Fellowship talks about the transition his church had to make when they "cleared the stage" and chose to give their services back to God.
On today's CMN Less Than Ten, we're talking to Carey Nieuwhof about "silent killers of growth in ministry." Carey is the teaching pastor at Connexus Church in Toronto, Canada and host of the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Check it out!
On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, we have part two of our discussion with Carey Nieuwhof! We're talking about declining church attendance levels and how ministry leaders can address this cultural shift.
Konan Stephens is the lead pastor of C3 Church in Columbus, OH. Since their launch, they have helped start 19 new churches both nationally and internationally! On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, Greg Ford talks with Konan about how to multiply the church.
So your church has a great evangelism program – but how do you disciple people after they've accepted Christ? Pastor Wayne Northup talks about discipleship systems in this episode of CMN Less Than Ten.
How do you make the choice to stop criticizing and start leading? Rob Ketterling, CMN Lead Team member and pastor of River Valley Church, discusses "Front Row Leadership" with Mike Santiago on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
Scott Hagan, president of North Central University, discusses the art of influence in this new episode of CMN Less Than Ten. Scott challenges us to look at Kingdom influence through the lens of Jesus' command to to put down the sword – to lead through persuasion, not coercion.
Pastor Preston Ulmer, founder of The Doubter's Church (now Discover Church in the Highlands), joins Mike Santiago on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to discuss the unique ministry model he leads to reach skeptics with the message of the Gospel.
Geoff Surratt helps churches across the country in strategic planning, teaching, and staff development. His work with the multisite ministries of Saddleback Church and Seacoast Church make him uniquely qualified to share multisite church insights on this week's CMN Less Than Ten!
On this week's CMN Less Than Ten we have Dustin Evans, the communications strategist for leadership and church development at the Assemblies of God. We're talking about optimizing your social media marketing and using your social platforms correctly.
How do you know when it's time to add another service to your Sunday schedule? Mike Santiago, pastor of FOCUS Church in Raleigh, NC, walks through the steps for determining when to expand to a second or third service – and how to make it happen from a practical perspective.
Finding the right church venue can be a difficult task! On this week's CMN Less Than Ten we're talking to Kevin Jones from Portable Church about finding the right location for your church and setting it up for success.
Preston Ulmer, CMN field-based team member and lead pastor of Discover Church in the Highlands, outlines three important reasons you should build and maintain a team that thinks differently than you do.
When you're pastoring a church, even the moments you set aside for rest can be co-opted by stress. In this video, Greg Ford, CMN Lead Team member and lead pastor of One Church, offers two keys to finding real rest and peace while in ministry.
Doug Clay, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA, shares his leadership priorities for the AG and discusses the headwinds that he sees facing our Fellowship on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
What are some of the unique challenges or preconceptions that women in ministry face? Lindsay Petri shares what she's learned both as a pastor and as the women’s director for the Arizona Ministry Network on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
"The cure for the fear of failure is not success. It's failure in small enough doses that you build up an immunity to it."
Mark Batterson, CMN Lead Team member and pastor of National Community Church, shares a defining moment in his ministry as a church planter.
On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, we're excited to speak with Donna Barrett, the new general secretary of the Assemblies of God USA, as she discusses the DNA of church planting, planting as a female lead pastor, and how to create a healthy, missional culture in your church.
One of the primary goals of pastoring is to see people discipled, but how do you do so effectively? Pastor David Lindell joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to talk about the process of discipleship at James River Church.
How do you use social media to spread the word about Jesus in your community? Jered Miller of Church Boost joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to talk about best practices for using social media well.
For the past ten years, the CMN and AGTrust Matching Fund has been giving new churches the resources they need to launch well. On today's CMN Less Than Ten, Chris Railey and Mike McCrary discuss the value of matching funds – and how you can receive up to $50,000 to jump-start your new church plant.
After 30 years pastoring at Cornerstone Church in Chillicothe, MO, Stan and Michelle Saunders turned the leadership of their main campus over to a new pastor and set out to pioneer the launch of a campus in St. Joseph, MO.
On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, John Davidson talks with Stan Saunders about the unique challenges and opportunities associated with starting over from scratch after leading an established church.
How can your church develop leaders in the marketplace? Raymond Hudson, executive pastor at New Life Church in Dublin, CA, joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to discuss ways they have resourced and trained leaders to minister in their professional context.
How should pastors model the principles they teach from the pulpit? Kathy Cannon, lead pastor of Sacred Church in San Bruno, CA, discusses the lifestyle of personal evangelism that all Christians – even full-time pastors – are called to live out on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
Emotional health and emotional strength are key components of healthy leadership. Scott Hagan, CMN Lead Team member and president of North Central University, shares tips for growing in your mental and emotional well-being on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
How do you create healthy teams and appoint leaders in your church? Pastor JJ Vasquez of Journey Church in Winter Park, FL, joins us on this week's episode of CMN Less Than Ten to walk through his process.
How do you foster a relationship with established churches in the community you're planting in? Travis Linn, lead pastor of Relevant Life Church in Moorhead, MN, discusses how to honor the leadership of existing churches on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
How do you develop your church in order to reflect the diversity of the community you are pastoring? Travis Jones, lead pastor of Motivation Church in Richmond, VA, discusses their church's strategy for emphasizing and promoting diversity on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
Pastor Christina Hanfere is planting Overflow Church outside of the D.C. area along with her husband, Paul. On this week's CMN Less Than Ten, Christina talks through how she and Paul have prepared to co-lead their church, how church leaders can empower more women in ministry, and offers an encouragement to women who are seeking leadership roles in the church.
How do you cultivate a healthy culture of intergenerational ministry in your church? Scott Young, senior pastor of Church of Hope in Sarasota, FL, walks through the steps they've taken to create an environment where people from every generation can worship together.
How do you prepare your pre-launch team for the new challenges and dynamics of your church post-launch? Pastor Jeremy Dunn of C/LIFE Church in Orlando joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to discuss strategies for success.
Pastor Patrick Grach and Lifehouse Church identified the top five needs that had to be met in their community – and then they set out to provide solutions through the church. Learn how their team met the needs of Hagerstown, MD, on this week's CMN Less Than Ten!
What are the benefits and challenges of moving from a portable church to a permanent campus? Rodney Wardwell, lead pastor at The Bridge Bricktown and member of the CMN Field-Based Team, shares his experience on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
Nathan Kollar, lead pastor of Risen Church Nashville, discusses the unique opportunities (and challenges) associated with pastoring professional creatives in communities like Los Angeles and Nashville on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.
What are the current trends in church design? Dave Milam, design strategist at Visioneering Studios, joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to discuss the spaces we use for worship – and how to use them most effectively.
We're excited to have Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA, with us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to talk about revitalizing churches through the Acts 2 Journey. You can learn more about the Acts 2 Journey at acts2journey.com
How can your church become more involved in advocating for and supporting the issue of orphan care? Eric Porter from Backyard Orphans joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to offer advice and next steps.
If you're an Assemblies of God church planter you know the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with your district leadership. Terry Yancey, AGK Ministry Network Superintendent, discusses what a healthy relationship with your district looks like – and how they can help you succeed in your ministry.
The process of developing and implementing a vision is broken into several seasons. Walter Harvey, CMN Lead Team member and pastor of Parklawn Assembly of God, joins us on this week's CMN Less Than Ten to walk through what those seasons look like, and how to prepare for them.
How do you develop teams around your weaknesses? It starts with developing self-awareness to discover areas in your ministry that can be improved. Jason Patterson, pastor of Parkside Church in Indianapolis, shares his process of evaluation and team building on this week's CMN Less Than Ten.