Missiologist, Ed Stetzer concludes:
“Church planters who meet with a mentor or coach plant larger and more effective churches than those who do not.”
Think back for a moment. When you have succeeded, fulfilled the mission or “hit the ball out of the park”; what was required?
- Hard work – for sure!
- Discipline – yes!
- Modeling – always!
- Expert advice – you bet!
- Relational support – absolutely!
When I was in high school, all of those played a role in developing my soccer game. I trained hard, both on my own and with the teams that I played. I watched what I ate and made sure I had enough sleep. I mimicked moves of the players I admired. I listened intently to experienced pros. And I had people that I looked to for relational support. It paid off in high school and eventually led to a college scholarship at a nationally ranked, Division I school – San Diego State University.
These same qualities: hard work, discipline, modeling, advice and support are necessary for church planters.
The Church Planting Collective provides an environment where these qualities are nurtured.
Who do you know that would benefit from, and contribute to a Church Planting Collective ?
Here is the Fall schedule for the group sessions*:
- Session #1: September 10, 2018
- Session #2: October 8, 2018
- Session #3: November 5, 2018
- Session #4: December 3, 2018
*All times are: Mondays @ 3:30pm PST (4:30pm MST/5:30pm CST/6:30pm EST)
Attend a free webinar to hear an overview of the Church Planting Collective. Please indicate your availability by clicking here so that we can schedule the best time to meet as a group. Look forward to connecting with you!
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