Will the Multisite Model Stand the Test of Time?

Remember when Matt Chandler announced that The Village Church would be transitioning from several campuses to individual autonomous churches?  People were shocked. What would cause a growing and successful mega church to end its era of multisite? Was this a new trend that we were seeing? Was this the “beginning of the end” of the… Read More

Church Planters Are Stewards, Not Owners

Follow Us In the early 2000s, J. G. Wentworth released a television commercial in which various people yelled from their window: “It’s my money, and I need it now!” The commercial ends with the company’s mascot, Mr. Wentworth, saying: “It’s your money; use it when you need it.” Many consider the commercial cheesy. Nevertheless,… Read More

What Every Leader Should Know About Time Management, ASAP

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“What captures your attention controls your life,” says Karen Anderson, an award-winning journalist and writer for the Harvard Business Review. I believe she’s right. The only problem is, the things that often capture my attention, well, they’re not things that I want controlling my life. For many of us, what controls our life is buried… Read More

3 Church Communication Lessons

A few members of the Church Fuel team attended the That Church Conference this week, which is a communications and marketing conference specifically for churches. It’s hosted in the Atlanta area and brings in speakers from all over the country (and attendees from all over the world—like Singapore and Poland this year) who are passionate about helping churches navigate… Read More


I am ecstatic that much of the conversation in church planting and church leadership has been moving towards the topic of discipleship. Books are being written, conferences are being themed and leaders are calling the church to consider the core mission of the church—making disciples of Jesus. The church is certainly talking about disciple making,… Read More