Church planters need a healthy balance of sabbath and mission. As church planters, it is very important that we allow time during each day for spiritual rest and solitude from all of the busy distractions of our ministry. The multitude of distractions of ministry will drown out the quiet voice of God within our hearts.
It has been said that the only thing that fails more often than a new church plant is a new restaurant. Since 63% of statistics are made up on the spot I am not sure this statement is true. However, I am sure that church planting is a difficult calling. It can take a toll on your life.
The apostle Paul was a bi-vocational church planter, so shouldn't everyone else interested in church planting today, also? In today's article, Rosario Picardo shares 3 pros and cons of this approach, with the hope that this helps us reflect on how mainline denominations in the United States can produce thriving, healthy churches once again.
Those of us who live as missionaries and plant new churches often come to a point in ministry where we feel cut down and abandoned. I don’t know a veteran church planter who hasn’t felt those feelings and even wondered if they weren’t cut out for the work God had called them to.
How can we begin to develop the relationships needed to combat the most segregated hour in America? Christian Cheairs explains that many churches are turning to small group formats to address racial reconciliation.
What do you do when someone in your congregation needs emotional or psychological help you aren't equipped to provide? Misty Lawrence shares the importance of having a network of counselors to draw from.
So you're leaving. Do you want to leave well? Adam Knight shares wisdom on how to set things up nicely for the next planter.
We have heard advice from mentors in church planting, but what do their students have to say? Jeremiah Lewis shares 5 tips from a church planting mentee.
Are you looking to grow as a leader? Church Planter Collective shares some wisdom on counter-cultural leadership.
How can you empower your laypeople to serve? Kathy Rohrs shares how to equip them to lead in the ministry of the church.