A handful of random thoughts on church planting and leadership.
There’s a healthy way to start and lead a church without losing your soul.
Jesus has left footprints to guide us and our responsibility as leaders is to see them and follow him.
Your calling to lead a church will never, ever, ever trump God’s requirements to lead a church.
Rather than starting a church at the expense of your family, include them.
He has called you not because you’re so great, but because he is.
You must be faithful in a world full of fads.
You must boldly pursue him in a world that doesn’t.
The idea of a super-spiritual lone ranger pastor from whom all things flow is unbiblical and unhealthy.
The church is the body of Christ made up of many parts, not a giant robot with you behind the controls.
Funny how I had more answers 3 years ago than I do today.
Like many would-be church planters, I was a bit arrogant and knew it all.
Then I started a church and soon new questions arose that I didn’t even know existed.
We church planters read and learn from the same circle of people.
We live in an age of cookie-cutter churches and copycat church planters.
We look like our favorite churches and talk like our favorite leaders.
We’re not original, we’re posers.
We need to get over our man-crushes on celebrity leaders.
It’s pathetic and needs to stop.
Be a man, not a puppy dog.
Babies aren’t born adults and neither are churches.
Seeds don’t turn into trees overnight and neither do churches.
In a culture that values the speed of the microwave it’s hard to appreciate the the slow bake of an oven.
Yet, which method makes a tastier turkey?
Something to think about.
Ultimately, it’s about the gospel.
The gospel always produces community.
The gospel always compels us to mission.
The gospel always leads to Jesus.
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