Links for your weekend reading:
We don’t need more rock stars. We don’t need more men seeking the limelight. We need more anonymous, plodding church planters who labor faithfully for the spread of the Gospel and the glory of King Jesus.
If your goal is to make Christ famous, instead of yourselves, have we ever wondered if achieving personal fame is the best way to go?
Here are some reasons we ought to seek out and listen well to (and perhaps even give large public platforms to) the guys who pastor small churches, especially if they’ve been doing it for a while.
I have ten things to say.
Let me encourage you to not adopt the posture of waiting to be involved in church planting. And if you aren’t sure where to start, here are three possible ways to get going.
Practically speaking, the person who leads church can have a massive influence, for good or for ill, on the experience. Here’s what we tell our service leaders to aim for on a Sunday.
Here’s my suggestion to start the conversation, followed by my “exposition.”
I came across this little list the other day and thought it might prove helpful for young pastors in particular. Much of this I learned from tagging along with my father-in-law to hospital visits during our summer vacations. But this is the kind of stuff every Christian can do.