It’s not difficult to convince people to join a new venture like a church. But it is difficult to discern and invite the right people into your core team. Ed Stetzer and Matt Rogers examine five shared foundations for a core team:
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About Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is Dean of Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays on Moody Radio and affiliates. He serves at his local church, Mariners Church, as a Scholar in Residence and Teaching Pastor.
About Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers pastors Christ Fellowship Cherrydale in Greenville, SC, where he lives with his wife, Sarah, and their five children. A two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., PhD), Matt continues to write and teach on topics related to church planting and discipleship. He is the author of Seven Arrows: Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction and Aspire: Transformed by the Gospel along with numerous resources on church planting with the North American Mission Board. Matt continues to aid the church planting work of the Pillar Network as they seek to plant healthy churches throughout the world.