Recently I was able to share some encouragement with church planters in Chicago. Having been a planter twice, I understand the unique challenges facing planters. They are constantly struggling with leadership issues, finances and simply knowing what to do next.
I get it. Most of what I know now came from experience and the wisdom of others.
Suggestions - Leaders - Field
Many of the suggestions I shared are suitable for young leaders in any field.
Here are 5 words of encouragement:
Churches - Systems - Processes - Committees - Structure
The more specific you are the more we can help. Established churches have systems. Processes. Committees. Structure. Too much you might say and that’s why you’re planting. But we have budgets that have likely been approved long in advance. The more detailed you can be with what you need the easier it is to meet the need. Otherwise, it seems overwhelming. And, don’t be afraid to talk about money. Everyone knows you need it....
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