Archive for February 24, 2009

churchplanters.com takeaways

February 24, 2009

day 1

Reggie Joiner:

  • We can’t compete with culture in production, but culture cannot compete with the church in the arena of relationships.
  • What if we gauged the health of our student ministries not by the attendance of our large groups, but by the number of students serving.
  • (An oldie but goodie.)  The church has about 40 hours a year to invest in a child, parents have 3,000.

Ed Stetzer:

  • Churchplanting is simply a tool…disciple making is the end goal.
  • The goal is not momentum…God wants your church on a pathway to spiritual maturity.
  • You can’t get your people to serve Jesus in the long term if they don’t know him in the short term.
  • Don’t be strategy rich but spiritually bankrupt.
  • Pastor, if you are always the hero to your people then Jesus can’t be.
  • Acts 17:11  Do your people welcome the message with eagerness and examine the scriptures themselves?