We don’t need to borrow from the business world or their definitions of profit to establish criteria for success and significance.
Stetzer and Im have produced a useful book on planting, but you’ll need other books to fill in your understanding of what the church is and the responsibilities of pastoral ministry.
What’s the difference between a church plant and a church? Is it best to start a church with a team of pastors rather than a solo pastor?
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ecclesiology can’t be assumed nor should it be considered a distraction to the church planter’s “mission.”
Listen to “Session 1 – Do you start with Preaching or Flyers? – Nathan Knight” on Spreaker. 9Marks, the North American Mission Board, and Send partnered together for a one-day conference on church revitalization in Washington, DC.
Nathan Knight’s session during the First 5 Years conference in Fort Worth, TX. For more about 9Marks conferences and ministry, please visit http://www.9marks.org
Five years of service in your local church will yield much better dividends than five hours of being evaluated by the greatest church planting minds in the country.
I think we should stop talking about “launching” new church plants and instead refer to them “covenanting” for the first time.
How can a pastor encouarge evangelism and discipleship in the life of the local church?
This book will provide a laser-sharp vision for a young pastor just getting his feet wet in the ministry.