Mistakes that Leaders Make

Episode 757

Hosts Vance Pitman and Noah Oldham team up with pastor, author, and church planting director Scott Thomas to discuss the lessons they’ve learned throughout their years in ministry. Tune in to hear more about how prayer, desperation, and the health of your family can aid you in your calling to plant churches and make disciples.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The power of desperation within your leadership and prayer life
  • How a gospel culture impacts the church today
  • The correlation between birthing a church and birthing a family
  • Why you should take steps toward financial planning now
  • The reason your church’s leadership structure needs more than just you

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

The biggest mistake we make comes from the natural tendency of our flesh to do something when Jesus has invited us be something so that He can do something through us. — Vance Pitman

The reason we don’t pray is because we aren’t desperate. We’re not desperate because we’re just comfortable. We’re comfortable because we’re not trying to attempt something huge for God that He can only accomplish, and we don’t do that because we know our insufficiency. — Scott Thomas

God has chosen in His sovereignty to limit His activity to the prayers of His people. I’m not saying that God needs us, but God has chosen sovereignly to work in response to His people’s prayers. — Vance Pitman

A gospel culture describes a church that teaches and lives the gospel of grace, love, honesty, vulnerability, joy, and forgiveness. — Scott Thomas

The apostle Paul said the church should be like a functional family coming together in love. — Scott Thomas

That which is unhealthy can’t reproduce that which is healthy, and one of the reasons a lot of churches are not healthy is because they’re not planted by healthy families. — Vance Pitman

Published August 3, 2023

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