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Listed below are resources available online for the World Service Special Gifts. 

POD Casts

  • PODCAST: Planting Fast-growing Churches

    In this podcast, you will meet Stephen Gray who failed at starting a new church and then went back to study what he did wrong. You will benefit from his journey as he shares the the research gleaned by surveying churches that were successful and those who were not in starting out. The results of his work give new church start launch teams great insite into what to do and what not to do in order to be successful. 


  • PODCAST: Ten Most Common Mistakes made by Church Starts

    If you have ventured into the path of starting a new church in the last 15 years or so, you probably have heard of Jim Griffith. Jim is a bit of an institution in that he runs New Start Bootcamps for several denominiations, has a staff of coaches that help new start churches through those difficult first few years, and has now written a book with his friend, Bill Easum to help us all understand the “Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts”. Jim’s experience comes from runniing the consulting business, but also from starting several new churches around the country. He had an early hand in starting Willow Creeek outside of Chicago among others…so when Jim says to lookout for these ten pitfalls, you really should listen to what they are.

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