Closing Up Shop

It’s been an incredible year here on this blog. I’m so thankful for each one of you that reads on a regular basis, comments, emails and for those of you that just happen to stumble here while searching out a resource.

As 2014 winds down, I’m winding down the blog for the year, taking time off writing and will be going dark here unitl 2015.

If you wish, catch me on Twitter @bobbywilliams. Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you all in 2015!

My Favorite Podcasts

I love listening to Podcasts. If I’m in the car, I’ll almost always opt for a podcast over music.

My array of podcast that I listen to has changed over the years. A few years ago, it would just be preaching that I would listen to. However more recently, I have started listening to a lot of other podcast that really don’t fit into a category.  Continue reading

Church Planting’s Critical Question

When we planted our church, there was one question that I HAD to know the answer to. The answer to this one question would determine so much for us as a church plant, and myself as a church planter.

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I needed to know the answer. Others would demand that I know the answer. The answer to this question would be what would save me from quitting over and over again.  And the answer to this question will not only help you get started if you’re planting, but also save you from calling it quits at some point. Continue reading

How To Become A Church Planting Church

It’s no secret that I love church planting and those that plant churches.  We planted a church in 2009 called Ridge Church.  So I don’t just love church planting from a distance, I love it from the middle of it.

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One of the questions I often get when meeting with pastors is “how do we get started with church planting?”  For the record, I think every church should be involved in church planting.  Let’s be honest; every church was once a church plant.  God didn’t put 1st Baptist or 2nd Presbyterian here when he placed Adam and Eve.  Someone had to start it.   Continue reading

Six Fall Outreach Ideas To Plan Now

Six Fall Outreach Ideas

Fall isn’t over just yet.

The summer heat is over, summer vacations are over, the leaves are falling, football is being played and pumpkin flavored everything has hit the world.  It’s fall.  And the fall is one of the best times to leverage outreach in your church because of the gazillion things you could do.

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One of my goals here on this site is to resource pastors, church planters and ministry leaders. Over the last several months, I have been working with Next Day Flyers to develop some ideas to help churches be a little more creative in their outreach approach.  Last month I wrote an article about Slow-Drip Marketing.  

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