Church Planting is Free

Episode 686: The old maxim is “Church planting and money – it’s hard to get them in the same room.” But host Clint Clifton and experienced planter Peyton Jones discuss why church planting actually is free and they sketch out a pathway for planting without raising and expending large financial resources.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How much money a Sending Church usually is putting into a plant
  • When to start collecting offerings from the church plant
  • How a homeless man changed Peyton’s mind about congregational giving
  • How Paul laid the groundwork for the greatest kingdom expansion ever, without even preaching
  • Two major bottlenecks to multiplication

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

All the fundamental things needed for church ministry are free, and if you start there you’ll have a lot more positive experience when it comes to resources and and church planting. @ClintJClifton

If you’re spending the majority of your time trying to raise money to throw a church service that people either do or do not come to, imagine getting in a time machine and going back to tell the apostle Paul what you’re doing. Paul’s most likely going to say, “You don’t have to do all that. I didn’t do all that.” — PeytonJones

You should never let the lack of resources be an excuse for not doing what God’s put in your heart to do. @ClintJClifton

We started pretty early on but we never push for tithing. We would just tell people to “give what’s on your heart” and we taught them cheerful giving. We typically found that if we trusted people to give out of worship, it was great. — PeytonJones

Most churches around the world are not led by full-time vocational pastors. And yet the gospel has spread all all over the world – north and south, east and west, across mountains and oceans – and it did not do it on the backs of people who were paid for that work. @ClintJClifton

I’m going to always work another job to not be a burden to the church, so the gospel can spread faster. — PeytonJones

I think Covid was God tipping the hand, like “You can do this. You can get back outside and do stuff for free.” I think we got a taste, but I’m not sure we’ve swallowed the pill yet. — PeytonJones

Published July 26, 2022

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