What Are Church Planting Movements?

A Church Planting Movement is a rapid multiplication of indigenous churches planting churches that sweeps through a people group or population segment. There’s a lot more we could add, but this captures the essence. Rather than prescribing what could or should happen, this definition describes what is happening in Church Planting Movements. Throughout this website we will stick… Read More

Building Bridges to Our Muslim Neighbors

In December 2018, families from Vintage Church’s North Raleigh campus shared dinner with Muslim families at the North Raleigh Masjid, which runs out of a strip-mall and doubles as a mosque and community center. Most of the 25-plus attendees from Vintage had never stepped foot in a Muslim space before; they displayed a nervous excitement… Read More

Church Revitalization: How & Where to Start

To expect different results, you need to do ministry differently. God put a passion in my heart for helping organizations get unstuck. Even from the early days, I’ve had a passion to help churches, specifically existing churches, to get healthy. All of my previous experience—my city manager days, included—has been working with communities and churches… Read More

Discover the 5 LOVE Languages of Pastors

With apologies to Gary Chapman for playing on his well-known “Five Love Languages” theme, I asked 24 pastors how a church member might speak to each pastor in his own love language. And though 24 people do not constitute a massive survey, I was amazed at the consistency of the responses. To fit the theme of five,… Read More