In an effort to add value to church leaders, The Rocket Company attended the Velocity 2014 Conference.  This was an incredible conference and should be on every church planter’s list for 2015. Matt Adair, Lead Pastor of Christ Community Church in Athens, GA and Director of Operations for the Acts 29 Network, conducted a ministry-changing…

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In an effort to add value to church leaders, The Rocket Company is attending the Velocity 2014 Conference and will be live-blogging throughout the event.  For anyone involved in church planting, this is a can’t-miss event. Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor of COMMUNITY in Chicago, and Shawn Lovejoy, Lead Pastor of Mountain Lake Church, opened with…

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I’m not really a math person – I took pre-Algebra from Mrs. McDade TWICE in Junior High.  I was okay when it was numbers, but when they threw in letters, I was done.  So when I went to college, I majored in English…the farthest I could get away from math! But I’ve seen a math…

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What system in your church needs the most work? I moved to Atlanta in 2006 to start a brand new church, and one of the first conferences I attended as a new church planter was The Drive Conference at Northpoint Community Church. At that conference, I heard Andy Stanley say it was systems, not just…

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Depending on what study you read, anywhere from 50-80% of new churches close their doors within the first five years. And while 4,000 new churches are started every year, about 3,800 other churches close their doors. As I reflect back on my own five-year journey as a church planter and pastor, here are three reasons…

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