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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 215: 9 Easy Ways To Improve Your Church's Hospitality

    PCP 215: 9 Easy Ways To Improve Your Church's Hospitality

    We all want people who come to our church to be welcomed and cared for. In this episode, we share with you nine easy and practical things your church can do to help ensure a welcoming experience.
    Welcome to episode 215 of Practical Church Planting. 
    Here are the nine things we discuss in this episode:
    Use umbrellas when it rains Don't use a doorstop Always have parkers in the parking lot Make the connect area obvious Use lanyards Make the coffee area accessible Keep your facility clean Make how to give obvious Acknowledge new guests every Sunday 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 that thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 37 min
    PCP 214: 7 Ways To Get More Mileage Out Of Your Sermons

    PCP 214: 7 Ways To Get More Mileage Out Of Your Sermons

    It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare a sermon, and after preaching it, it's done with. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, we share with you seven ways to get more out of the sermon beyond your weekend service.
    Welcome to episode 214 of Practical Church Planting. 
    Here are the seven things you can do to get more mileage out of your sermon that we discuss:
    Sermon clip Bottom line graphic Instagram Story quiz Blog post about a sermon point or verse Weekly email devotional focusing on a key concept of the sermon Sermon based small groups Storing your sermons for future reference 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 that thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 32 min
    PCP 213: 6 Reasons People Won't Join Your Launch Team

    PCP 213: 6 Reasons People Won't Join Your Launch Team

    In order to plant a healthy church, you need a community of people who will join into the mission of the church. But there are things we can do that will make it unlikely for people to do that. In this episode, we share six reasons people won't join your launch team (and what you can do about it).
    Welcome to episode 213 of Practical Church Planting.
    Here are the six reasons we discuss in this episode:
    You have no launch plan You don't preemptively answer questions You have no outside authority You aren't clear on what it means to join the team You aren't sure where in your community the church will be You can't articulate why you are planting this church 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 that thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 36 min
    PCP 212: 6 Tips To Keep Tasks And People From Falling Through The Cracks

    PCP 212: 6 Tips To Keep Tasks And People From Falling Through The Cracks

    As pastors and ministry leaders, we are involved in all sorts of varying decisions, tasks, and problems. It can be easy for people and things to fall through the cracks, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, we share with you six things you can do to ensure people and tasks don't fall through the cracks.
    Welcome to episode 212 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 that you can do:
    Create a system to handle all email Put due dates on all your tasks Create a system of quickly tracking though and requests keep all tasks in one place Schedule out your entire day Use a shutdown routine everyday Connect and never miss an episode Did you know that you can also subscribe to the podcast version of Practical Church Planting? Subscribe for free and never miss an episode! Appreciate the podcast? Please leave a rating and review, and even share it to help spread the word! Here’s where you can subscribe:
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    • 35 min
    PCP 211: 7 Ways To Build A Culture Of Generosity At Your Church

    PCP 211: 7 Ways To Build A Culture Of Generosity At Your Church

    The financial health of your church plays a big role in carrying out your mission. The good news is that money doesn't have to be a taboo subject for your church. In this episode, we share seven ways to build a culture of generosity at your church.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 211 of Practical Church Planting. 
    Here are the 7 things we discuss:
    You have to talk about giving You have to (personally) be generous Share quick stories of the impact your church has made Mention giving every week Make it easy and obvious for people to give Proactively keep your church updated on big picture financials Emphasize this is their church 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 that thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 32 min
    PCP 210: 7 Tips For More Engaging Sermons

    PCP 210: 7 Tips For More Engaging Sermons

    We all know what it's like to spend hours preparing a sermon only to see people disengaged and not paying attention while we are preaching it. In this episode, we share 7 things you can do to keep people better engaged during your sermon.
    Welcome to welcome to episode 210 of Practical Church Planting. 
    Here are the 7 tips we discuss:
    Start with a story Practice out loud beforehand One point per slide Preach as if there are non-believers in the room 35 minutes or less Include others in the sermon writing process Include at least 2-3 stories or illustrations 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 that thrives, check out practicalplanting.com.
    Have questions or want encouragement from other church planters? Join the Practical Church Planting Facebook group.

    • 39 min

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Larrese ,

Refreshingly Practical

I’m a church planter and I was able to use so many of the practical things that I’ve learned from this podcast. It is helpful for whatever season of church planting you are in. Highly recommended! I’m now using it to do staff development for my small church staff.

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!

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