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Practical church planting exists to give you practical tips, advice and encouragement when it comes to planting and growing healthy churches. Whether you are interested in planting a church, are in the process of planting a church, or just want to learn more about building healthy churches, you’ve come to the right place.

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Practical church planting exists to give you practical tips, advice and encouragement when it comes to planting and growing healthy churches. Whether you are interested in planting a church, are in the process of planting a church, or just want to learn more about building healthy churches, you’ve come to the right place.

    PCP 200: The Church Planting Journey Of Adam Pickard And Citizens Church

    PCP 200: The Church Planting Journey Of Adam Pickard And Citizens Church

    One of the most helpful and interesting things for church planters is to hear the stories of other church planters. In this special edition episode of the podcast, you'll hear the church planting journey of Adam Pickard and Citizens Church.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 200 of Practical Church Planting.
    Click here to learn more about Citizens Church and/or to connect with Adam.
    Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 55 min
    PCP 199: 5 Signs You Should Actually Pursue Church Planting

    PCP 199: 5 Signs You Should Actually Pursue Church Planting

    How do you know the difference between desiring to plant a church and when you should actually pursue that desire? As we all know, God's timing is often different than our own. The good news is there are some tangible markers of when you should begin your church planting journey. In this episode, we share five signs of when you should actually pursue planting a church.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 199 of Practical Church Planting.
    Here are the five signs we discuss in this episode:
    Your willingness to serve at a smaller church with a no-name pastor Your willingness to raise your own financial support for a church planting residency Your willingness to submit yourself to an assessment process Your willingness to let your spouse make the final decision on your church plant Your willingness to live in a lower society-economic status than your friends Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
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    • 34 min
    PCP 198: 6 Tips For Reducing Sermon Prep Time

    PCP 198: 6 Tips For Reducing Sermon Prep Time

    Sermon prep takes a lot of time and effort. But what if there was a way to reduce the amount of time it takes and make your sermons better? In this episode, we share six practical things you can do to spend less time on sermon prep without reducing the quality of your sermons.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 198 of Practical Church Planting. 
    Here are the six things you can do to reduce your sermon prep time that are discussed in this episode:
    Schedule and uninterrupted 3-4 hour time block Schedule sermon prep at the same times each week Prioritize sermon prep for when you are at your best Give yourself a defined end time Use online/software tools Use a sermon outline Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
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    • 27 min
    PCP 197: 6 Tips For Church Planters Wanting To Connect With Established Churches

    PCP 197: 6 Tips For Church Planters Wanting To Connect With Established Churches

    Most church planters have a desire to connect with other churches and pastors in the area. The problem? It's hard developing those relationships? The good news is there are some things you can do to help you connect with other churches and pastors in your area. In this episode, we share six specific things you can do to help you not feel so alone.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 197 of Practical Church Planting. You can listen to this episode below, or subscribe to the podcast and get our episodes delivered right to you.
    Here are the six things we discuss in this episode:
    Ask to take pastors to coffee or lunch so you can hear their story and ask questions about their experience Have specific questions and bring something to take notes Follow up with three takeaways Be careful how you promote your church online Attend their church on a Sunday Find a local pastor gathering and prioritize going Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 25 min
    PCP 196: 7 Tips For Staying On Top Of Your Email

    PCP 196: 7 Tips For Staying On Top Of Your Email

    Pastors are called to care from people and emails come from people. If you have trouble staying on top of your email, you're missing out on loving your people well. The good news is that email doesn't have to be overwhelming. In this episode, we share with you seven practical things you can do today to stay on top of your email and love your people well.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 196 of Practical Church Planting.
    Here are the seven tips we discuss in this episode:
    View unanswered/forgotten emails as a problem Don't view your inbox as a task list Create separate folders if necessary To stay at Inbox 0, live by these two rules: Only open it once & deal with or move it once you do Unsubscribe to all emails the first time you receive them Deal with all currently/inboxed emails Check your email less. Email script to help you get to inbox 0 Afraid you might miss something critical while clearing out your inbox? Simply send an email like the one below to all the critical people in your contact list:
    Subject: Got a pressing issue I haven’t dealt with? Can you re-send your email?
    Hi Friends,
    I’ve decided to get to inbox zero and start organizing my workflow in a new way.
    To that end, today I’m going to delete every email that’s over 30 days old.
    I apologize for not getting back to you on the relevant matter. If it’s still a current issue for you, do you mind resending me the email?
    I promise I’ll be responding much faster in the future.
    Thanks! I appreciate you!
    Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 32 min
    PCP 195: 4 "Normal" Things COVID Will Not Change

    PCP 195: 4 "Normal" Things COVID Will Not Change

    There has been a lot of talk about the "new normal" that COVID-19 has created. The truth, however, is that we are not currently living in a "new normal." COVID-19 will certainly change a lot of things, but our current season is not how life will be like forever. This means that there are some normal things that COVID-19 won't change, and we want to be sure churches continue to do things well. So what exactly are some of those things? In this episode, we share four specific normal things COVID will not change.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 195 of Practical Church Planting.
    Here are the four normal things we discuss in this episode:
    The importance of the physical worship gathering The importance of online engagement The negative or positive effect of livestreaming The need for local community Connect and never miss an episode Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get practical tips delivered right to you. For free resources to help you plant a church thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JeanDeb ,

Very helpful podcast

A great and practical resource not only for church planters, but for smaller churches as well needing practical insight on how to grow their church and have a greater impact in their communities.

TylerSmither ,

Really great stuff here

Dylan and Brian do a great job of offering solid advice and tools that will help anyone in the church planting process. They clearly have a heart for seeing pastors succeed!

MarioJimenezRD ,

Useful and accurate

The content of this podcast lives up to its name. Each episode is full of practical, useful and practical advice. Fully recommended

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