Episode 475: Current Pitfalls, Landmines, and Blindspots in Church Planting

In Episode 475 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss current pitfalls, landmines, and blindspots in church planting.

“What are the current pitfalls, landmines, and blindspots in church planting?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How frequently a pastor needs to preach when he is the church planter
  • Why you need to be willing to connect with people in multiple ways

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I think the pitfalls of church planting haven’t changed much.” – @edstetzer
  • “Pitfalls would be the declining evangelistic effectiveness of church plants.” – @edstetzer
  • “We have become very good at church planting, but we have become not as good at sharing the gospel.” – @edstetzer
  • “Not paying attention and pastoring your family first is a big deal.” – @edstetzer
  • “I think at first if you are the church planter they need to hear consistently from you, but consistently doesn’t mean always.” – @edstetzer
  • “I don’t see it as helpful to have a teaching team in a church plant for the first couple of years.” – @edstetzer
  • “My identity was too wrapped up in the success of my church plant.” – @edstetzer
  • “Don’t hitch your wagon to a silver bullet.” – @danielsangi

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Published March 19, 2020

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