Episode 453: Maintaining a Church Plant Feel

In Episode 453 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how a church should approach keeping a new church plant feel.

“How do you sustain a church planting feel — like risk taking, innovation, etc. —  in a church that is 3 to 4 years old, especially if you aren’t the original church planter?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • If it should be expected to keep a new church plant feel long-term
  • Why it is important to create a team to help you as the church grows

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “You really can’t keep that church planting feel, partly because you don’t want to.” – @edstetzer
  • “It’s a normal life cycle of a new church to move from infancy to a greater sense of being.” – @edstetzer
  • “I would not run away from embracing maturity.” – @edstetzer
  • “Organizations are typically started with more of that entrepreneurial leader.” – @danielsangi
  • “As your church gets older, what often ends up happening, if you want to keep on growing that innovative entrepreneurial energy has to become part of the organization.” – @danielsangi
  • “Those systems are a mark and part of maturity.” @edstetzer
  • “Don’t expect yourself to be able to lead, handle, and operate in all of those functions at the same time.” – @danielsangi
  • “Recognize your gifting compared to the previous pastor’s gifting.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you can fill your team with gifted individuals in each area, then you can have a well-rounded team.” – @danielsangi

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Published January 2, 2020

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