Episode 467: Am I Called to Be a Church Planter?

In Episode 467 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss discerning a call for church planting.

“I’m slowly trying to discern whether or not I am called to be a church planter. What do you suggest as when to ask a pastor for training or what to do?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why an assessment tool is helpful
  • How to connect with church leaders about church planting

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “If your community are positive about you going into the ministry, then the next step is to see if you have the wiring to do so.” – @edstetzer
  • “There’s probably a fork in the road coming: do I go get more education or do I plant?” – @edstetzer
  • “First, explore if your church wants to send you out.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are trying to discern if you are called to plant a church, and you discern that it’s a yes, don’t assume it will happen right away.” – @danielsangi
  • “Take the CPCA as a pre-assessment, and then take a full assessment at a church planter assessment center.” – @edstetzer
  • “Help your children see that part of the Christian life is that sometimes God calls you to move.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you are wrestling with this, lay it before the Lord and invite other people into that discernment process.” – @danielsangi

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Published February 20, 2020

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