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10 Valuable Resources for Portable Church Leaders
May 17, 2022

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You’ve got the vision and you’re fired up to spread the word of God by planting a church. But what is a builder without his tools? In the same vein, you will need to invest some time in broadening your knowledge on the topic of church planting by selecting good church planting resources to help you on your journey. 

As we all know, research can be a lengthy process and there is always the possibility of harvesting sub-standard resources that, after reading, you realize are not very helpful. This is why we have selected 10 great resources, specifically for portable church leaders.

These resources will certainly enrich you and support your journey in church planting – and they’re all available to you with a quick download and no cost. 

10 Valuable Church Planting Resources for Portable Church Leaders

Access numerous free church planting resources from a multitude of experts in the field of starting new churches and doing multi-site.

1. The 90-Day Pre-Launch Checklist for Church Plants

There is nothing quite like having a comprehensive checklist handy when you embark on realizing a new vision. You will most certainly need this step-by-step checklist if you want to successfully plant a new church. It will give you peace of mind that you won’t overlook an essential step in the process. This checklist will give you a plan and hinder those feelings of overwhelm when they arise. 

2. 10 Reasons to Start a New Church

Did you know that less than 18% of Americans attend church on a given weekend? That’s reason enough to start a new church. 

Often, it is helpful to have your reasons in focus and established, which helps you forge forward, even when the going is tough. In this church planting resource, there are another 9 reasons for you to read about that will confirm your vision of starting a church is aligned with the Great Commission.

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3. What Every Church Planter Should Know, V1

It would be wonderful if we could know everything those who have gone before us learned on their journey, right? Well, this resource provides the answers of several of today’s church planters, leaders, pastors, entrepreneurs, and coaches when asked the question: “What do you wish you knew when you first started out in ministry?” 

Timing check: How To Know If You’re On Track For Your Church Plant Launch

4. What Every Church Planter Should Know, V2

In this sequel to “What every church planter should know V1,” even more church leaders were asked the same question: “What do you wish you knew when you first started out in ministry?” And their answers have formed Volume 2. This resource offers insight on a variety of facets of church planting, including vision setting, children’s ministry, generosity, leadership development, spousal ministry, and regrets in ministry. 

5. What Every Multisite Church Should Know

Perhaps you are part of an established church that is considering doing multi-site. This multisite tips ebook will help you and your team narrow your focus as you learn from several experts. This church planting resource is a compilation of information and stories from multi-site experts, pastors, churches, and coaches. 

6. Facilities to Assess in Your Community

Many churches hit a roadblock when searching for their location. If the local school or auditorium isn’t available, what’s the next call?  

Look beyond the typical solutions and consider out-of-the-box facilities instead. What about a bowling alley or restaurant? We’ve seen it done! In fact, we’ve seen churches launch successfully in a variety of locations, so we’ve compiled a list of 63 ideas here

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7. How to Choose the Right Facility

It’s no good if you have the vision and the knowledge, but not the right place to meet as a church congregation. This facilities checklist ebook will help you choose the right facility for your portable church. It will help you narrow your focus to what’s important: logistics, privacy, security, and overall comfort. This is a vital piece of your journey to starting a new church, so don’t skip it.

Access numerous free church planting resources from a multitude of experts in the field of starting new churches and doing multi-site.

8. Church Plant Launch Sequence

Sometimes, you just want a step-by-step guide to follow. This planning timeline and checklist will provide you with a church plant launch sequence that is tried and tested. It will help you avoid being bogged down with logistical details and free you up to do what you were designed to do: hear God’s direction, cultivate a team of disciples, and share Jesus with your community.

Equipment Factors: How To Choose The Right Essential Equipment for Your Portable Church

9. 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Build Project

Not to state the obvious, but, we are all human and this means that we make mistakes. But the beauty is that we can learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. That’s the idea behind this resource, 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Build Project.

10. Stories from the Field

You’ll know that one learns a lot from discussing topics with others, especially if the other person knows more than you do. However, it’s not always possible to attend events that allow for this. In the pages of this ebook, you’ll find a collection of stories you should read; stories about how pastors have overcome obstacles, about one of the fastest-growing multi-site churches in North America, and tips and tricks on doing multi-site. 


Facing a new vision can feel like a lonely journey when you’re not thoroughly prepared. However, when it comes to church planting and leading your church toward doing multi-site, there are multitudes of people and churches who have gone before you. What’s even better is that a lot of these people have shared their experiences and we’ve collected them to share with you. Your aim should be to use these resources and feel supported on your journey in church planting.

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