Last week Sun Valley Community Church (the church I have the privilege of serving at) hosted Ignite, the national church planting conference for Converge, which is one of the most successful church planting movements in the country.
- There is no biblical mandate to plant churches. The bible never says to plant churches. But it is implied. The whole New Testament is about church planting.
- Most church plants don’t cross the 100-person threshold until year 4.
- If we are not careful, church conferences can become “ministry porn” because of the unrealistic expectations it creates about reality.
- Church planting is becoming increasingly more expensive.
- As a church planter if your answer is “if the money doesn’t come through then I won’t plant the church,” then you probably shouldn’t plant the church if the money comes through.
- If God calls you to do a thing you do a thing because Jesus calls you to do it.
- Don’t be so committed to getting people out of the community you’re planting in that you forget to bless the community.
- You need to know more about your city than anyone else…you can’t love a people if you don’t know a people
- One of the modern dangers of church planting is that it’s possible to plant a church in a “non-relational way” today in a way you couldn’t years ago. That’s not what Jesus had in mind when He talked about the discipleship/relationship building movement He died for.
- Plant a church that actually reflects true religion. Jesus came to serve and to save (true religion as defined in the book of James).
- Serving the hurting is not Gospel proclamation it’s Gospel demonstration.
- Today we are planting more churches than we are closing in the U.S.
- I care more about Church Planters than I do about church planting.
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