Episode 541: The Science vs. Art of Church Planting

In Episode 541 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the difference in science and art in church planting.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What you learn from science and from art
  • Why it is important to balance the two to be successful

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “When you look at the field of missiology there is always a sense that there is some science to it.” – @edstetzer
  • “The challenge is, historically, the Church Growth Movement really focused on missiology at first, and at some point it became almost methodological mania.” – @edstetzer
  • “The art is: who are the first few people you are going to engage? or what is the leadership gifting of the planter?” – @edstetzer
  • “If God wants this to happen, and how God wants this to happen, it will happen even if your scientific formulas are all  messed up.” – @edstetzer
  • “Church planters have to learn to rely on the work of the Holy Spirit and be molded as a person so God can use you.” – @edstetzer
  • “When the wind of the Spirit is more present and evident we are looking to see what God is doing, we are responding in obedience, we are living on mission in ways that might not produce a statistical formula but honors Jesus in what we do.” – @edstetzer
  • “I’m not against the use of tools, but I am for trusting the prompting of the Holy Spirit.” – @edstetzer

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Published November 5, 2020

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