Episode 451: Planting a Church with a Small Launch Team (or None At All)

In Episode 451 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss what it looks like to launch small.

“What’s your best advice for a planter who doesn’t have a core team of 50 (or even 10 for that matter)? For the more missionary minded “0 to 1 planter” who feels called to an area or people group?

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How the process is different when you choose to plant organically
  • What options are available other than launch large

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Start with two people, and then invite two others. When you get to four faithful families, start having Sunday services.” – @edstetzer
  • “It is a slower process to plant churches more organically like this, reaching one family at a time.” – @edstetzer
  • “In some areas, by the time you build a core group of 30 people, it takes four years to do that, and you can’t keep telling them it’s not a church. Just be a church.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you do want to launch small, then get another job. Be bivocational.” – @danielsangi
  • “Be like a missionary. Get a job and have a long view.” – @edstetzer
  • “The forks in the road shouldn’t be large launch or unsuccessful.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you are on church staff right now and have side hustles that you think could actually fully support you, give up some of your salary in your church so you can hire somebody else and build capacity that way.” – @danielsangi

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Published December 26, 2019

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