Build in the Beginning What You Want in the End

Episode 691: Whatever you want to be true of your church in maturity must be embedded at the beginning. Host Clint Clifton discusses with Todd Adkins and Jamie Limato how a church planter should be thinking about his end goals from the very beginning.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why it’s detrimental for a planter to hold off until the church is “ready for that”
  • How goals themselves can be recruiting tools
  • What values you should be communicating from the beginning
  • How choosing values is like buying a pair of pants
  • Why the stories you tell are so important

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

James Clear says Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. Systems are greater than our goals, to some degree, and habits over outcomes. —Jamie Limato

The regular rhythms of what you do day-to-day in pastoral work are going to affect the outcome a lot more than even your talking points or your big initiatives. @ClintJClifton

Clear and compelling vision is your currency. You can’t buy your way to the church you want. You want to build your way to the church you want. @ToddAdkins

Ultimately, creating more spaces on the net for people to take ownership is going to help lead to long-term success. —Jamie Limato

We actually failed at some of those things, but we failed at the right things. Falling and getting back up seemed to further solidify a commitment to multiplication. @ClintJClifton

Everything has an opportunity cost. Anything you say yes to is setting a precedent, and that precedent carried forward can grow out of control like kudzu. @ToddAdkins

Whether your church is 5 years old, 10 years old, 20 years old or 1 year old, plant those seeds immediately and just wait to see them grow. Water them by celebrating and talking and telling the stories about it. —Jamie Limato

Published August 11, 2022

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