Mike Edwards wrote a short but insightful post that encapsulates some of the lessons he learned from being a pastor of a “failed church plant.” Here are his bullet points:
Plant GOSPEL identities, not programs or services
Plant TOGETHER, not alone
Be faithful, not cool
Be humbled, not overconfident
Live it as a family FIRST, don’t use your church as a crutch
Don’t go after people, pursue the God who will raise them up
To get the rest click here. Strangely, I’m in the process of writing a very similar series of posts call, “The Debriefing of a Church Planter.” There will be a post on every Tuesday until the end of the year about my experiences as church planter.