Leading an Established Church to Support Church Planting

Episode 739

Establishing healthy partnership between an established church and a plant can be a challenge. Ed Stetzer talks with Ron Edmondson about how to lead an established church to support church planting.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to get an established church focused outwardly
  • Ways to involve established church staff and volunteers
  • The value of doing a “faith in work” survey
  • How to build partnerships with strong relational connections
  • Signs of a good partnering relationship

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

Places across the globe are having more success with the gospel than we are having. We need to learn from them. We also need to fuel their fire with what God has given us. — Ron Edmondson

Casting vision helps a church be outwardly focused. — Ed Stetzer

People are going to go where they want to go. Church planting matters. And the more we can put those two together, the more successful we’re going to be. — Ron Edmondson

I had a church planting class create case studies on the way plants partnered with their primary sponsor church. Seven out of 10 had relational problems. — Ed Stetzer

Seek more than money. If you don’t ask for my advice, you’ve already shot yourself in the foot. — Ron Edmondson

There’s a difference between being having a partner and a funder. Finding the other things an established church can provide is really key. — Ed Stetzer

A sign of healthy partnership is when both the planter and the pastor enjoy that relationship. It’s not just transactional. It’s not just the the dollars. — Ron Edmondson

Published April 6, 2023

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