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Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts contains the combined lessons learned by Jim Griffith, from planting five successful churches and from years of coaching church planters, as well as the wisdom Bill Easum has gleaned from almost twenty years of consulting with congregations.


ISBN/Prod. Code: UCC10
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"I've planted churches and coached hundreds of planters and I can tell you Jim and Bill know what they are talking about. The chapters on money and leadership development are alone worth the price of the book."
-Todd Hunter, president, Alpha USA


"Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts is the essential trail-guide to starting a church."
-Sally Morgenthaler, Shapevine.com; contributor to Emergent Manifesto of Hope

"Griffith and Easum have provided pivotal insights in the planting of Epicenter Church in Washington, D.C. Anyone considering planting a new church-both pastors and judicatory leaders-needs to read this book first. It is one of a very few must-reads in the field."
-Paul Nixon, author of I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church; pastor, EpicenterDC

"Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Starts is a down-to-earth guide that challenges not only church planters but also church members to focus on those who are not in church yet. It is this focus that makes churches grow healthily and expands the message of the Gospel."
-Nora Colmenares Martinez, Office of Church Development, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Jim Griffith is the founder of Griffith Coaching network, which helps church leaders and congregations launch new ventures and daughter churches.  A veteran of several church plants himself, he has assessed church planting candidates, trained church planters, and coached new and existing churches.

Bill Easum is vice president of Easum, Bandy & Associates, the author of several books, and one of the most highly respected church consultants and Christian futurists in North America with thirty-five years of pastoral ministry.

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