Now that churches are mostly back in full-swing, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about our cases. Some people need refreshers on how to best organize and set up their portable church case systems, and others are training new teams. Take out the guesswork for your volunteers by sharing this clip with your team members.
In this case study, a church in Alberta had the perfect situation. They had a lease with an old movie theater that allowed them to update the building to suit their needs. They were running 1,000 adults comfortably and had room for upwards of 200 children every week. Discover how they pivoted when they were given notice and needed to go portable.
When we gather and learn from each other, we get sharper in our faith, skills, ideas, and enthusiasm for expanding the Kingdom. Conferences are where this happens in turbo. Here are the conferences you can still attend this year — and a few more that you should plan on attending in 2023.
AVL decisions can seem daunting. And with the high price tag of tech equipment, making an informed decision on a smart investment is critical. Keep reading to discover what other tech staff, church leaders, and pastors said was their non-negotiable piece of AVL equipment for their church.
If you or your team need an extra push toward planting a new church, look no further than these 10 convincing advantages of a portable church model. Not everyone can adopt a vision and instantly see the advantages of a new plan. We know this, and want to support you in your decision to start a new church.
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.
Check out our interview with Pastor Stephen Trammell. He is a pastor and senior leader at Champion Forest Baptist Church, Texas, and we interviewed him about his involvement in launching their north campus. In Stephen's answers, you will find practical insights into what it is like to lead within a multisite church and what he considers the most exciting part of his multisite church experience.
Never before have we felt so connected to our favorite pastors, speakers, authors, and church leaders. Most have a social media presence that allows them to organically share valuable insights and resources, leading many of us to call them teachers, examples, and influences. Keep up with some of our favorite accounts and be inspired by their influence.
With families coming and going before, after, and during service, it’s too much of a liability to expect busy teachers to keep track of who’s in the classroom. And let’s not ignore the reality that some kids are simply drawn to the door and at risk of eloping. In this day and age, there’s no need to worry: digital check-in solutions are aplenty, and they are increasingly more affordable and well-supported. Here’s a list of our favorites.
There is a never-ending pool of resources marketed to church planters. But where do you find the time to find the best ones? We have a carefully curated list of ten books that are worth your time. And the great thing about the books on this list is that through a digital device, you can download and read them immediately.
When parents approach a kidsmin environment, they are on full alert. They are about to hand over their most prized possession and they will immediately sense comfort or anxiety. After working with portable churches for almost three decades, we’ve seen some common opportunities for improvement in children’s ministry areas. In this article, we will explore the most important components and share exactly how to make simple improvements. Are you ready?
Planting a church comes with numerous responsibilities that are not always obvious when you first set out on your journey. One responsibility that is of great importance, but not always thought of from the get-go, is making sure your church is a safe place for people to visit.
Mobile and portable churches need certain equipment that will help them minister in buildings that aren’t their own. So what are some pieces of equipment that are necessary? There are a wide variety of needs, but the ones highlighted below are essential.
You have various tasks and obligations as a ministry leader. One of them is leading a group of volunteers to assist you in ministering to others so that you can reach as many people as possible for Christ. However, merely having a team isn't enough to ensure success. You'll need a completely invested and engaged team. How do you keep a volunteer team engaged so that you can have maximum impact?
There can be many reasons why newcomers feel comfortable or uneasy about visiting church, but one thing is for sure – visitor confusion should never be on the list. It’s easy to avoid, especially when focusing on the right components like space and flow.
Every house, school, office, and church has an aesthetic. Choosing a church plant venue will start with location and the practical aspects of your site, but don’t discount the importance of aesthetics and their impact on a facility’s vibe.
Choosing equipment for a portable church is significantly different than choosing equipment for a permanent church building. What are the competing values that impact your portable church equipment selection? Here are three values that make portable equipment different from permanent.
As a portable church plant, you are going to launch in a rented, secular space. Is that a blessing or a curse? The difference between a problem and an opportunity is what we do with it. Let’s explore 5 reasons a portable environment can have a positive impact on your church, particularly your volunteers.
While starting new churches certainly doesn’t solve every struggle the Church faces today, there are plenty of benefits. Church planting is tremendously labor-intensive, so the encouraging reminders in our printable infographic can become a motivation to pastors and church planting teams.
Planting churches is an adventure. In addition to the excitement, it’s also a bit daunting. For the majority of those involved, it will be the largest project they’ll ever be a part of! Following a checklist will help church planters to pace themselves. Yes, it’s true – most planters we’ve met have no desire to be “paced” and would happily complete this list in a month. But there’s a purpose and a blessing to following a proven timeline, and we might suggest that it’s a good lesson in what’s to come.
Don’t be caught off guard after you’ve committed to a church plant location. Learn from those who’ve gone before you and ask these questions before you sign on the dotted line.
There are endless factors to consider when choosing a location for your church plant or multi-site project. From questions about the HVAC to negotiating rental details, it’s easy to get caught up in the details and overlook the basics. Take a step back and start with the non-negotiable elements of your church plant location. Here are the ones to check off your list first.
People learn and are inspired in a variety of different ways. One of those ways are podcasts. Podcasts are very popular today as they are really helpful for people on the go which makes them great, especially for Church Planters. Church Planters are...
Whether your church needs more space to accommodate social distancing or to accommodate an influx of attendees, there are flexible options available for your permanent space that will help you achieve your goals. Here’s how those options will benefit your church and your community.
Portability is one of the most cost-effective ways to expand or plant and it creates ideal circumstances for development and outreach. Let these questions guide your portable church equipment choices and start turning your temporary venue into a powerful environment and compelling experiences every week.
The church multisite trends are clear: growth through multiple smaller venues, financial stewardship through leasing, and reaching people in their neighborhoods.1 Yet, churches are leaving traditional facilities in favor of rented spaces that still provide for:...
“Let the children come to me.” Children’s ministry is an important focus area for many churches. After all, it is essential for churches to speak into the lives of the little ones. Did you know that the children’s areas play a crucial factor in determining how...
With over 156 million unchurched people in America alone, church plants are the need of the hour. However, church planting can be a difficult road - one that doesn’t always end with success. In fact, statistics suggest that 30-40% of churches are not likely to...