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Focused Church Planter Training
Tony Portell

Mapping Out Your Church Plant Vision

A number of years ago I started an energy management business which we eventually franchised nationally and internationally. Before launching this new venture, I met

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Tony Portell

Where Are the Pioneers?

To launch a successful church, you are going to need pioneers. Some folks are settlers. They are looking for a permanent building, established programs for

Leadership Development
Tony Portell

Testing the Heart of Potential Leaders

One of the great temptations in pastoring is putting people in places of leadership before they are ready. Let’s face it; sometimes it seems like

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Tony Portell

Drive-Thru Evangelism

Easter services and events leading up to them are some of the biggest events for attracting new people to our churches. This year we had