Credit for the success of any church plant is a zero-sum game.
Quite simply, we’re all grieved over church planters failing—not at planting, but at living holy lives, and thus faltering at finishing well and honoring Christ above all.
Our personalities, aptitudes, dispositions, and so forth will shape the how but not the what of our ministries. We are to “fulfill our ministry” regardless of the inner characteristics God knit into the fabric of who we are.
In episode 4 of the Pastor Well podcast, Dr. York sits down with John Onwuchekwa — Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia — to discuss church planting, prayer, and preaching.
In order to remain a missionary, you must fight against your natural tendency to connect with those who look like you and intentionally develop cross-cultural friendships.
There’s never a “good” time to plant. You’ll always find valid, even logical reasons for putting it off.
My sending church died two years after our launch. What went wrong?
If you go into church planting looking for fame or adventure, you probably won’t find either.
Unless you plan on planting a church that steals people from other churches, in which case you shouldn’t plant, you need to grow as an evangelist.
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Brian Croft responde a esa pregunta tan comúnmente discutida en los campus de seminarios pero en un enfoque distinto. Sea que sea la respuesta, sea revitalizar o plantar, Dios nos llama a seguir el modelo Bíblico multi-generacional, multi-étnico, multi-cultural. Available in English here.