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Top Issues Church Planters Face. Issue #1 Leadership Development and Reproducing Culture. Lack of Experience Feeling the Need for Speed (Volunteers ) No Core Leaders. Issue #1 Leadership Development and Reproducing Culture. Feeling the Need for Speed (Paid Staff ) Need for Resources

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Top issues church planters face

Top Issues Church Planters Face


Issue 1 leadership development and reproducing culture

Issue #1 Leadership Development and Reproducing Culture

  • Lack of Experience

  • Feeling the Need for Speed (Volunteers)

  • No Core Leaders


Issue 1 leadership development and reproducing culture1

Issue #1 Leadership Development and Reproducing Culture

  • Feeling the Need for Speed (Paid Staff)

  • Need for Resources

  • Realities for Reproduction


Issue 2 financial self sufficiency and viability

Issue #2 Financial Self-Sufficiency and Viability

  • The BiVoChallenge

  • Tension Over Talking/Teaching About Giving


Issue 2 financial self sufficiency and viability1

Issue #2 Financial Self-Sufficiency and Viability

  • Limited Budget Experience

  • Flow of Funds Trap

  • Personal Financial Impact


Issue 3 launch team development and mobilizing volunteers

Issue #3 Launch Team Development and Mobilizing Volunteers

  • Healthy Launch Teams Are Mission Critical When Seeking to Start in the Way We Discussed

  • Church Planting Is a Team Sport


Issue 3 launch team development and mobilizing volunteers1

Issue #3 Launch Team Development and Mobilizing Volunteers

  • Pre-Launch Tasks vs. Relationships

  • A Core Group of Believers Is Not Always a Good Thing

  • New Church Core Teams Experience Fallout


Issue 4 systems processes and cultures

Issue #4 Systems, Processes, and Cultures

  • God’s Part and Our Part

  • A Fix-It Mentality

  • Assessing Health


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Issue #4 Systems, Processes, and Cultures

  • Pre-Launch Behaviors

  • Urgency and Accountability


Issue 5 casting vision and avoiding mission drift

Issue #5 Casting Vision and Avoiding Mission Drift

  • Clarity

  • Core Values

  • Mission, Vision, and Values


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Issue #5 Casting Vision and Avoiding Mission Drift

  • Ministry Philosophy

  • Non-Negotiables


Issue 6 evangelism and discipleship

Issue #6 Evangelism and Discipleship

Five challenges:

  • Multiple time demands

  • Discerning how to practice faith in a world not limited to direct evangelism only

  • Living incarnationally and engaging in culture

  • Implementing a deliberate evangelistic and disciple-making strategy

  • Making small groups work


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Issue #6 Evangelism and Discipleship

Two observations:

  • Distracted by the Planting Process

  • Internal Scorecard


Issue 7 spiritual physical and mental health of planter family

Issue #7 Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health of Planter/Family

  • Battle to overcome pride, self-reliance, drivenness, and an uncoachableattitude

  • Loneliness and isolation


Issue 7 spiritual physical and mental health of planter family1

Issue #7 Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health of Planter/Family

  • Mistrust

  • Lack of rest

  • Maintaining joy


Conclusions highlights

Conclusions/Highlights

  • Challenges of planting commonly result in discouragement and loneliness

  • A rigorous assessment process is necessary

  • Spousal support systems should be added to church planting systems


Conclusions highlights1

Conclusions/Highlights

  • Peer-to-peer relationships and networks are vital

  • Getting systems in place is key before going public

  • Church planting mentors and coaches are important

  • Discerning the difficult and painful decision between quitting and persevering


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