I can think of a few reasons not to move to Toronto to pastor or serve.
It’s expensive. It’s the second most expensive city in Canada. It’s still fairly low
Around the time we began the process of planting a church in a condo community, I met Lynda MacGibbon, who had also moved into a condo community. She’s previously lived in a
Truth often exists in tension. One example is which comes first in church planting: evangelism or the church. The answer is both.
Evangelism Precedes Church Planting
J.D. Payne writes:
Ask me what the biggest challenge is in my church planting experience and I’ll probably give you an answer something like this:
Resistant Community + High Transience = Difficulty in Becoming Self-Sustaining
The advice is good, as far as it goes. “Your ability to plant a church successfully is dependent upon your community’s spiritual fertility,” writes Ben Arment. Five plus years into planting, I