I talk to a lot of people who are thinking of starting a church. Some are wondering if they’re the right person to do it. So I thought I’d share a few of the critical characteristics of a church planter.
Just one today, and it’s a must: You must have no choice. In my opinion, starting a church from scratch is one of the most difficult and confusing things a person can do. It’s rewarding, but it’s not fun. It’s painful. And you will regret doing it and you will want out. So if you had a choice, if it wasn’t something you had to do, you’ll feel like an idiot for doing it. And you’ll quit when you get a chance.
I’m serious. Don’t start a church unless you feel confident the idea is from God, and it’s burning deep in your bones.
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