LIVE WEBINAR SERIES

As series that dives into the "why" behind church planting. Join us for a webinar series that digs into the skills that transcend model, style, and culture and get to the heart of church planting and multiplication.  Join us as connect with skilled practitioners who will share some incredible insights on the practical, and spiritual nuts and bolts off church planting and missional leadership.

  • Identifying & Training Planters

    WITH STEVE PIKE

    Right person, right place, and right support in God's timing. This has been our strategy for planting churches through the Kairos Network. Over the years I have found that often the support and the place are easier to identify than the person. Churches planters don't grow on trees! But what it a part of the problem of finding good planters is where we are looking and what we are looking for? What if the church planter you are looking for, is already right in front of you?!

    On July 9th, at 1:00pm Eastern we are going to join Steve Pike, to take a look at how we identify and train church planters. Still will share from his years of experience as the founder and key leader of the CMN network, as well as his experience as founder and key leader of the Urban Islands Project. Steve will share what he has learned about identifying and training church planters from the thousands of churches he has seen launched across the country.

    Our goal is that you will have new insights into identifying and equipping people to plant new churches that will reach disconnected people.


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  • George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. The injustice we have seen is more than a news cycle, it is a problem that runs deep within our communities and our country. It is a burden that should not be carried by the black community alone. It is a burden that we as Christians are called to share. We are called to mourn with those who mourn, to weep with those who weep, and to stand up for the oppressed and the marginalized. Over these last weeks, I have felt the urgency of this call, but am at a loss. How do we speak out against the injustice seen around us? How do I as a pastor encourage my church to speak out against injustice? I know I am not the only one searching for answers.


    We were honored to sit down and have a conversation with the Rev. Dr. John Nunes on the subject of injustice, racism, and how we as a church can confront these deeply rooted issues in our culture with the gospel. Dr. Nunes is the President of Concordia College New York, a college that over the academic year rallied under the theme of civics and civility. He is not only an accomplished leader, but an author and outspoken Christian leader on the issues of injustice, racism, and equality. Dr Nunes brings a depth of understanding and practical wisdom for the church that we can all learn from.

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  • PREPARING TO COME BACK IN PERSON

    WITH TOD BOLSINGER, MAC LAKE, DAVID PUTMAN

    As things begin to roll back out, and open up everyone is wondering what that will look like in their ministry? How will we help our congregations and communities navigate a new normal? What aspects of this all online season do we want to make sure we hold on to? How do we navigate being the church in a culture that has radically changed.


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  • GIVING TRIGGERS & BUDGET MANAGEMENT

    DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

    WITH JAN ENGKASSER

    Most church leaders hoped this crisis would be a few weeks long, yet it has now extended into months. The rollback to live worship is slow for some and tentative for others. In the midst of this season how do we continue to manage and maintain the finances of the church? What are the things we can do to manage and even restructure our budget in this season? How can we help people give in this season of crisis?


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  • Live Streaming with a Big Church Setup

    on a Small Church Budget

    TANNER BOLEY & TREY SANSOM

    Overnight every church in America became an online-only ministry. As we have been settling into a livestream-only rhythm many are looking for ways to improve but assume the only steps involve a big media team and a big budget. What if a professional setup doesn't have to be complicated or expensive? In this webinar we will share free and cheap tools to help you take your livestream to the next level without spending a lot of money.


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  • TANGIBLE TOOLS FOR DISCIPLESHIP

    Zach Zehnder, Greg Finke, and Steve Pike 

    For so many leaders in the church, the call to discipleship is obvious, but the tools for discipleship seem unclear. How can we move from an understanding of the importance of discipleship to an ability to make disciples? In this follow up webinar we are going to dig into some tangible tools and processes people use for discipleship. Our goal is to help you move past the theory of discipleship and help you learn how to develop your own discipleship process.

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  • SPIRITUAL CARE IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

    Dr. bruce hartung, dr. rick marrs, pastor Jeff Cloeter

    In times of crisis, people look to the church and the leaders within the church to guide them through difficult times. But how can the church be present when loving your neighbor means staying away from your neighbor? In a time of social distancing, how can we deliver the spiritual care people are looking for while still respecting our communities and doing our part to flatten the curve?


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  • Overnight the task of preaching changed radically. We went from preaching to live congregation, to preaching to a livestream camera. The only thing that hasn't changed is the importance of preaching the gospel. But the age we are preaching in is nothing most preachers prepared for. So how does the task of preaching change when you when the congregation is on the other side of a livestream camera?


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  • How can we rethink our models for ministry in a time when the church's biggest discipleship tool, the mass gathering, has been taken away? Is this an obstacle or an opportunity? Join David Putman (Founder Planting the Gospel), David Ficken (PLI - D2MC) for a webinar on virtual discipleship! All of these panelists have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to discipleship and developing discipleship systems. This will be an incredible opportunity to explore how you can develop new discipleship pathways in these challenging times.


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  • covid-19 & CHURCH FINANCES

    David Putman, BEN GRIFFIN, BILLY BRATH, PAUL REAVES & MATT PEEPLES

    COVID-19 hasn't just affected the way we are able to gather as the church, it is affecting the way we finance the ministry as well. Churches are finding creative ways to worship and preach the gospel, and now it is time to apply some of that same creativity to the finances of the church. Join us as we discuss creative strategies to finance the mission in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join a panel discussion with David Putman from Auxano, Ben Griffin from LINC, Paul Reaves from LCEF, Billy from LCEF.

    We will share strategies for planning your church finances, strategies to engage the community with assistance and strategies churches around the country are using to continue collecting offerings. 


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  • IMPACTFUL IDEAS FOR A COVID-19 EASTER

    Matt Popovits, Chris Paavola, Seth Hinz, Ben Griffin

    We are living in a new reality where the church can't gather. That new reality took place around the biggest worship service of the year, Easter! So how can we as a church celebrate the reality of the resurrection with people during a time when that message is desperately needed?! Just because our usual methods won't work, doesn't mean there are no good options.

    Join us for a panel discussion with some great outside the box church leaders as we discuss how we can make this a great Easter experience for those in and out of the church, even though they can't gather in the church.

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  • LEARNING HOW TO LIVESTREAM

    Learn how to get started live streaming your church services! In this webinar Pastor Matt Peeples, Bethlehem in Ridgewood's Communications Coordinator Rebecca Koehler, and LCMS NJ District's Communications Coordinator Susan Schultz will answer your questions and help get you started with live streaming.


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  • The Story of LakePointe is the story of a church that has taken the gospel to dark and hard to reach places. Before the church even launched their first event was building a float in the St. Patricks Day Parade. They were the only church present at the event.

    Since that time they have become a church that has launched a vibrant recovery ministry, a women's home that helps women transitioning out of rehab and prison, launched a massive stomp out hunger campaign, and baptized around 1,000 people along the way. Join us as founding/lead pastor Greg Bearss shares the LakePointe story and the keys to being a church that goes to the hard to reach people in the hard to reach places.


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  • Church planting is not just about best practices and tips and tricks. Church planting is about partnering with the Holy Spirit as Jesus builds his church.  What are the spiritual dynamics that help people grow as planters and followers of Christ. Join us as we dive into the dynamics of prayer, fasting, and dependency on God in the process of church planting. Originally recorded on Feb 22, 2020.  


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  • Are you tired of waiting for leaders to come out to your church? What if they are already there, they are just waiting to be developed.  Join us as Mac Lake shares 3 keys to training leaders from within.


    In 2004 after having lunch with Greg Surratt, Senior Pastor at Seacoast Church, he invited Mac to join Seacoast Staff to help develop leaders for their multi-site movement. Mac remained there as the Leadership Development Pastor for nearly seven years before accepting the call to start The Launch Network.


    Four years into leading The Launch Network the name was changed to The Multiply Group and began serving Church Planting Organizations. In early 2015 God led Brian Bloye, the founder of Launch and Mac to give the Multiply Group to the North American Mission Board to use as their system for Assessing and Training church planters. The Multiply Group still serves under the direction of the North American Mission Board as a service to help other networks and denominations in their church planting efforts.


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  • The 20th century models of support don't work anymore.  How can you develop a financial strategy that will free you up to make disciples and plant the church that God is laying on your heart.  Join us as Steve shares a 5 teared model for funding the mission the mission.


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