Episode 674: Churches with a desire to multiply will greatly benefit from the expertise of pastors experienced in developing and sending out planters. In this episode, Trevin Wax and Clint Clifton introduce the first part of our new Sending Church Masterclass, which is designed specifically for churches that want to multiply. This free course showcases practical advice from planting practitioners and well-respected leaders across the spectrum of evangelicalism.
In This Episode, You’ll Discover:
Insights from three Sending Church Masterclass sample clips:
- Jimmy Scroggins on the “ready leader”
- D.A. Horton on the qualities of fruitful church planters
- Craig Springer on the role of community in spiritual development
- Are you ready to enroll in our Sending Church Masterclass?
- Interested in learning more? Check out our Church Planting Primer
- Tim Chester’s book: A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table
Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):
I’m close enough to church multiplication to know how difficult it is. In the beginning I wondered whether there really are any masters in church planting. But as I’ve watched this come together, I’ve learned so much and thought, “Man, these really are masters in their craft.” @ClintJClifton
Yes, masters, but they don’t come across in a pretentious way. You can tell they are continuing to learn and grow. There’s also a built-in aspect of contextualization. It’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of course. @TrevinWax
As diverse as this group of people is philosophically, the whole course presents really practical ideas. This is designed to be a tool, if you’d like to lead your church to multiply, you could use this as a part of your equipping for that. @ClintJClifton
A lot of people want to plant churches, but they don’t make the connection that you won’t ever become effective at planting churches if you don’t become effective at developing leaders. That’s a fundamental skill for every every church multiplier. @ClintJClifton
I’ve been hearing more and more about inviting people to the table of fellowship, that sharing meals together and listening in community shows that the spiritual journey starts with community from the beginning. @TrevinWax
The great missionary theologian Lesslie Newbigin always said the church is the hermeneutic of the gospel, the church is to make the gospel visible to people. There’s true evangelistic power in being invited into the community of the cross to witness what the life of Jesus looks like fleshed out.
People who don’t feel they’re that equipped for evangelism should recognize that spiritual conversations play a part in someone’s spiritual journey, moving them toward faith, even though they might not have been the one to cross the threshold of faith with them. @TrevinWax
Published June 14, 2022