Today’s program was a panel discussion of multi-site churches with Brandon Barker of Westwind Church in Waukee and Bobby Scott and Todd Wallace from Cornerstone Church in Ames. The program aired on Saturday, June 16th at 12:00pm on KTIA 99.3 FM. To listen to the program click o
Today’s program continued the interview with Brandon Barker of Westwind Church in Waukee, IA. The program aired on Saturday, June 2nd at 12:00pm on KTIA 99.3 FM. To listen to the program click on the link below, each segment is around 12 minutes: On Mission with Tim Lubinus, 6-2-12 Br
Let’s start with reaching any community: It goes without saying that healthy churches are God’s means to reach communities. Here’s why: healthy churches: Meet local needs through relationship and in community (rather than through one-size-fits all formal and imperson
Road-trip was a fun ride across the country, exploring ways that churches are expanding their ministries by adding more centers of ministry. By sharing the same vision, budget, staff, and governing board; multi-site churches have found they can leverage their resources to reach more p
China’s University Cities-Sustainable Church, click here An American church partner shares his vision of a sustainable Chinese Church — one that can thrive and grow beyond the borders of the campus. Chinese students are trained to pass along the Christ-filled life to others arou
Listen to a 15 second promo for my radio program, “On Mission with Tim Lubinus” Promo for On Mission with Tim Lubinus KTIA 99.3 The show will feature interviews with people who take various approaches to living out their faith in their community and around the world. I hop
This book’s thesis is that denominations need to focus on starting new churches or their decline is inevitable. It is filled with statistics, maps, and other information. For example in the US: 17.5% of the population attends church weekly An additional 5.5% normally attend (at
Starting a new budget year at Cornerstone Church… wanting to allocate our funds in the right way. Here is what we’ve decided for 2012. Below is more detail on how the Regional & Global (funds on ministries outside of the church) funds are allocated.
From the American Church Research Project 1990 – 2020 State Attendance Percentage Projections. The light brown states have the highest percentage of attendance, while white states have the lowest rate of attendance.
I have found that focusing on the church is a key way to get at the soundness of a ministry strategy. My foundational belief is that the church should be the center of evangelism, discipleship, meeting human needs, and ultimately, any missionary task. Here is what I mean: Strategy #5:
A couple of observations from today’s Des Moines Register that have some church planting relevance: Highest county increase was Dallas County gained 62%, Dallas county contains the highest city population increase: Waukee at 169%. It was no accident that we chose Waukee as a loc
Spin-Off Churches is a different kind of church planting book. The authors do not try to convince you of a specific strategy or model, but give readers the information that they need to evaluate a wide range of church planting methodologies. The book is written from the perspective t
Churches have similar stages that they go through as they grow and even decline. As a church grows it needs to solve a new set of problems that were nonexistent when it was smaller. Suddenly the old programs, staff structure, and leadership roles need modification. Churches that are e
Was talking with some friends in Africa and working on strategy for reaching the villages for Christ. One of the strengths of the staff is church planting. They claim to start two churches each month in a new village. However, when going back to the villages to visit, it became clear