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There isn’t a lot out there to encourage church planters. Advice? Yes. Correction? Yes. Coaching? Yes. Comparing? Yes. Mocking? Sometimes. Encouragement? Not really … So, to all my fellow church planters, this is my encouragement to you, as one among you.
What’s the foundation of the movement of the church? It’s not a charismatic leader or a super-gifted team. Rather, the movement of Jesus is based on normal people living intentional lives through the Spirit’s power (Acts 1:8).
These arrows have proven to be a unique tool in our disciple-making toolbox that the Lord is using to call and build faithful and fruitful followers of Jesus.
- Teach them to enjoy God’s grace
- Encourage them to get into the Bible
- Invite them into community
- Invite them to join the mission
- Teach and encourage them to tell others about Jesus
There are challenges that come up in the Christian life that really should not make us jump … Rather than being surprised by them, we should spot them before they try and catch us off guard. Below I share three challenges that should never surprise a local church.
Invest in these four rhythms on a daily basis, and you’ll keep yourself doing what leaders are supposed to do while magnetically attracting followers along the way…
If you want to read more, there’s no real secret. It’s about adjusting your priorities and your perception so that reading becomes an extension of who you are and what you do.
What I have tried to produce below are 10 tips on scholarly nonfiction writing that might help people write less badly.