We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.
When God burdens a preacher for a people group, a neighborhood, or a block, it’s right for that preacher to go and become all things to all people so that he might save some.
By developing other leaders who can teach, disciple, evangelize, counsel, and shepherd the flock, you raise up others who can care for the health of all the church members.
I moved my family to New England, eager to plant a church. A few years later, it failed.
Our three-year old church had 84 members. In order to plant a church, we split in half.
When laying the foundation for a new plant or revitalization, there’s truly no better advice than this: “Before you do anything else, make sure your people know that you love them.”
Recently, Jonathan Leeman sat down with three groups of pastors to talk to them about their experience with church mergers—whether they failed or succeeded.
I’ve attempted to lead our church toward two church mergers, but neither have worked out. Here’s what I’ve learned.
As long as you’re aware of its errors, this book offers insights for the prospective church planter.