Lessons Learned (FREE)

Wisdom from leading United Methodist church planters

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So you’ve started a church, now what? How do you make game-changing decisions in the life of your church plant? How do you learn from failures and live into a healthier practice of self-care? What are the myths of church planting?


Introducing Lessons Learned a New Online Teaching Series from Discipleship Ministries and Path 1!

This amazing 9 session course is led by some of the most effective church planters in the United Methodist Church. With almost a century of combined experience in church planting, they will answer those pressing questions and offer hope and guidance for planters who are just starting out on their journey, or other “veterans” who have spent years or decades in church planting.

Diving into everything from social media, to the strengths and weaknesses of church planters, and what ongoing discipleship truly looks like.

This course is for anyone thinking about starting a church or to those who have been planting their whole lives.

Session Topics Include:

  1. Myths of Church Planting
  2. Strengths and Weaknesses in Church Planters
  3. Failures in Church Planting
  4. Game-changing decisions
  5. “What I would have done differently”
  6. My biggest fear in planting
  7. Self-Care
  8. Discipleship Systems
  9. Social Media


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Your Instructor


Paul Nixon
Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon is Director of Church Multiplication for Discipleship Ministries. He has coached hundreds of pastors, church planters and Christian leaders across the last two decades in America and the UK in multiple Christian denominations. Paul is author or co-author of eleven books. His 2021 titles are Cultural Competency (May 2021) and Launching a New Worship Community (August 2021). Paul lives in Washington DC and Palm Springs, CA. 


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Veteran Church Planters

Tyler Sit - Planting Pastor at New City
Church in Minneapolis, MN

Jerry Herships - Planting Pastor at
Afterhours in Denver, CO

Mike Baughman - Planting Pastor at
Union Coffee in Dallas, TX

Stacy Piyakhun - Planting Pastor at
Melissa UMC in Melissa, TX

Matt Smith - Co-Planting Pastor at
The Table in Sacramento, CA

Derek Jacobs - Planting Pastor at
The Village in Desoto, TX

Rachel Gilmore - Planting Pastor at
The Gathering at Scott Memorial UMC
in Virginia Beach, VA

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