Planting a church is hard because it confronts you every day with your own inadequacy. For the past six years I worked as a part of a large church staff. One of the great things about that was the sense of team that was often present. I knew that if I was not gifted an a certain area, I could walk down the hall and get help and advise from another pastor that was far more qualified than I was. Because of this, most days I was able to focus on the areas where I felt I was strong, areas where I had something to contribute, something of value to offer. Church planting is not like that. Every day I am confronted with my own weaknesses. To be perfectly honest, it forces me to realize that I don’t have a whole lot to offer.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Church Planting Is Hard
Gary Peil talks about why church planting is hard: