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I occasionally have the opportunity to meet with people who are just starting out on their church planting journey. It is always exciting to see them take this step of faith. The potential for lives to be changed and a community transformed is amazing! Having started a church, I’ve had the privilege to see the good, bad, and ugly of it all. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
The number one question I’m asked is “what would you tell a young church planter who is just starting out?” Here are three things I would tell every young church planter:
1. Enjoy the journey.
The destination is a mirage. Learn to enjoy the journey. No matter where you are in the process fully embrace it. The church planting journey should be enjoyed, not endured. Keep a gratitude journal and regularly write down the praises and where God has been faithful. You will need it for the rough days and it keeps your heart open to what God is doing in every season.
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