20 Steps to Planting and Growing a Church

by | Updated November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Church Growth, Development and Leadership

Starting a church from scratch can be difficult, but there are tested and proven ways to start and grow a ministry. Here are 20 practical, time-tested church planting tips:

  1. Make changes slowly.
  2. Set realistic goals.
  3. Chart growth in measurable ways.
  4. Announce office hours and keep them.
  5. Promote a preaching series on pertinent subjects.
  6. Never preach about problems.
  7. Keep your meeting place in good condition.
  8. Make sure classes and services start on time.
  9. Budget funds to bring in guest ministries.
  10. Never fire a volunteer, promote them.
  11. Create job descriptions for all positions.
  12. Develop a training program for teachers.
  13. Develop self-supportive leadership.
  14. Appoint and train elders and deacons.
  15. Use local media to promote the church.
  16. Develop contacts outside the church.
  17. Make connections with community leaders.
  18. Develop a visitation program.
  19. Reach out to the children, elderly and poor in your community.
  20. If someone wants to leave the church, let them go.

If you apply these basic principles your church will grow. It may take time, but persistence and determination will result in a stronger ministry. Never give up!

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