Ministry Tools

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Ministry Tools

One of the ways we partner together is to share resources.  When we collaborate in this way, we can go farther faster. All of the resources in this 'ToolBox' are equipping platforms of NewThing churches and networks. 



Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. It is running in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes worldwide, and has been experienced by over 25 million people.

Big Idea Resources

The creative team from Community Christian Church in Naperville Illinois share their pop culture musings, and experiences brainstorming, producing, and finishing creative content for weekend services in their church.  It  includes message graphs, graphics, videos and lots of other cool stuff. NewThing churches receive a discount.

Disciples Made

Disciples Made is a proven program and approach to activating a Discipleship movement in churches of all sizes by helping people to see and build their character and calling to restore them and inspire substantial steps forward in their faith. 

Disciples Made helps you identify and develop leaders, create ministry alignment and culture, empower the full body to participate with their spiritual gifts, and deepen spiritual maturity… all within an intentional small group environment.

Essential Church Planting Course

The Essential Church Planting Course by digs into the essential knowledge and advice every church planter and multiplier needs to know. Think “Church Planting and Multiplying 101." In the 18 modules with 7 hours of HD video and 60+ handouts, you will see the big picture of planting and multiplication, get prepared to plant and multiply, develop an effective launch strategy, solve persistent struggles and difficulties along the way, and get step-by-step advice on how to multiply your church. NewThing churches receive a 25% discount by contacting, so learn more and preview the first three modules for free here


Over the past decade, Giftmart has partnered the church with local schools and businesses to reimagine holiday charity at Christmas-time.  As an alternative to the “adopt-a-family” model, Giftmart harnesses the generosity of the community to more than just place toys under the tree in low-income neighborhoods. 

IGNITE Project

IGNITE is a movement-maker training program that has been developed in the white heat of mission in India for their church planters and disciple-makers.  

NewThing Toolbox powered by Aspen Group

The NewThing Toolbox is designed to inform and inspire you in your work as a church planter. Our hope is that the articles, interviews, and insights we’ve assembled will give you practical tips and takeaways to help you on your journey as a church planter.

This resource is powered by Aspen Group, a church design-build-furnish company that partners with NewThing on a variety of initiatives, including the NewThing Toolbox. We love feedback! Please let us know what topics you’d like to see us cover in the future, or who you’d like to hear from for insights and inspiration.

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Thanks for you continued input!