Jesus’ Power in Church Planting

Host Ed Stetzer returns with writer, speaker, and professor Kyle Strobel to dive more deeply into the leadership challenges of church planting today. Tune in to discover the profound paradox of leading from weakness as you make much of Christ and abide in His strength.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How our church context impacts our views of congregational health
  • Christ’s purpose in rebuking Peter in Mark 8
  • How to acknowledge your gifting without allowing it to lead you
  • The challenge of selfish ambition, from church planting to pastoring a megachurch
  • How abiding in Christ’s power impacts the mission and vision of our congregations

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

I learned spiritual gifts like, “Here’s how to never minister in your weakness—only minister in your strength.” Then, I read 1 and 2 Corinthians and realized my understanding was the opposite of what I saw in Scripture. – Kyle Strobel

We can wield our ministry in the flesh, but the fantasy is thinking that we can somehow reap in the Spirit. – Kyle Strobel

A lot of church planters get up every day wishing to have all the wonderful, good things that happen in a church that’s grown to a very large size. But that motivation and how we pursue it is part of the challenge. – Ed Stetzer

What does it mean to not be afraid of my weakness? Because that’s where the Lord is actually working. Most church planters’ weakness is recognizing how much they want to wield themselves rather than trust in the Lord. – Kyle Strobel

Your growth will always be growth in seeing your need for forgiveness. And that must be true not only individually in terms of your sin in your life, but in terms of your ministry in your church planting. – Kyle Strobel

Published March 7, 2024

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