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When Wayne Northrup, Senior Pastor of Saints Community Church (SCC), set out to find a rental facility for his mobile church, he didn’t think that it would be difficult, nor did he anticipate being rejected more than 50 times. In this article, you can read about Wayne’s challenges and victories, and seize this opportunity to boost your church planting knowledge.
Signs are often taken for granted, even though they are the backbone of ensuring the efficient movement of people. We depend on signs to help us navigate through grocery stores, on the road, and in buildings that we are unfamiliar with. Your portable church needs signs, that’s for sure.
If you speak to anyone who has walked the road of going multisite or planting a church, they will tell you that learning from those who have gone before you is a top priority. This is advice that you may have already heard but it’s worth repeating because of how true it is.
No doubt, you and your team have read numerous articles or books to prepare for your church plant launching, and you’ve probably consulted with experts, too. However, it would be way more useful to have all of their knowledge, condensed and neatly collected into a step-by-step procedure for you to follow.
The portable church space transformations that take place on Sunday mornings always blow our minds. We see churches all over the country take a generic stage or room and turn it into a functional space, befitting a worship service or ministry. How do churches bring their visions to life? Check out these before and after images and find out how.
With most tasks in life, there is a slow way to do it, and a more efficient way, too. Foam flooring can take some time to get used to and setting it up can take much longer than anticipated if you don’t know the best way to lay each piece. This video will show you how!
Scuba walling is everyone's favorite thing about being mobile. It may be the texture or how easy it is. There is definitely a correct method for hanging your scuba that avoids damaging the material and a big mess of magnets the next time you need to set up. Get the scoop in this video.
When we undertake big tasks, we may start with inspiration and energy but eventually struggle and question our direction. If you find yourself in this situation, turn to God for encouragement and find inspiration in these 11 verses from the Bible to reaffirm your mission.
It’s one thing to recruit a number of volunteers but it’s another thing to effectively train your volunteer teams. With a solid training strategy, you’ll avoid having volunteers milling around without any idea of what to do, or a high volunteer dropout rate, which then leaves you with too few people to help you out on a Sunday.
Time is always of the essence when it comes to setting up and tearing down. Now that you have invested in some great signs for your church, you’ll want to know the best ways to set them up, tear them down, and look after them.
Weekly, armies of volunteers set up portable churches. It’s a sight to behold! And there are many more on the brink of launching, and they’d love to learn from others. We asked our network of church leaders share which equipment has become a must-have for an efficient set-up and tear-down experience.
When it comes to expanding your church, keep in mind that others have been in your situation and there are loads of people out there who have come through it, with valuable information to share. In fact, we have the benefit of experts in this field; people who have researched and invested a lot of time exploring the ins and outs of this entire subject.
Cases come in different sizes and shapes. Often, we don’t know how best to maneuver a case and end up developing bad habits. Portable church cases are designed to be moved easily and by almost anyone – you just need to know how to do it correctly.
While going multisite can have immense benefits for your church and the kingdom, it's not an easy feat. Neglecting crucial factors can negatively impact your launch and long-term success. Let us learn from experts in the field and pave the way towards multisite success.
The impact of gathering the right number of volunteers for a typical Sunday morning goes beyond what meets the eye. Too many volunteers can be unproductive, while too few can be a burden. Planning your portable church volunteer structure requires consideration of several aspects, which we'll discuss in this article.
PCI designs every church’s portable system to fit easily inside your designated trailers, but there’s an order and sequence to getting it right. These videos will tell you exactly what you need to know.
Recently, we asked our church planting network to share their favorite online teachers and influencers and we know you’ll want to check out these ‘follows’ if you haven’t already.
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.
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.
Parents are highly alert when approaching a kidsmin environment since they are about to entrust their most precious possession. Having worked with portable churches for almost three decades, we've identified common areas of improvement in children's ministry. This article delves into the most crucial components and provides actionable steps for simple enhancements.
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.