"What many men don’t understand is that the “success stories” stand out because they are so rare," writes Scott Slayton at SBTS. "Many more men see their churches close than
So, is it time for a shift in expectations? There is no doubt that more Churches are needed. So many don't know the love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. But we must be in the right frame of mind before we go! "For us to plant the kinds of churches we need to plant the men who feel called to planting must change their expectations and their definition of “success,"" writes Slayton.
"We cannot bear another generation of church planters who want to be the next big thing. Men hungry for acclaim will do nothing to make a dent in the number of people in our culture who do not know Jesus."
It is time to know the call of God is a call to serve, humbly and without a hunger for power, influence or authority. To simply serve; to preach, to care, to love, is at the very core of planting a Church, and should be the number one priorities.
"We don’t need more rock stars. We don’t need more men seeking the limelight. We need more anonymous, plodding church planters who