Requirements for Church Planters

At Pastors.com, Kurt Bubna gives list of 10 non-negotiables for aspiring church planters:

 

  1. clear call to church planting which is confirmed by other leaders and pastors who know them and have worked closely with them.
  2. supportive spouse and a stable, healthy marriage and family.
  3. A strong emotional resilience. (Without it, they won’t likely survive.)
  4. A heart for evangelism with a proven gift and ability to reach the lost.
  5. capable teacher who is an anointed and gifted communicator.
  6. A proven ability to gather and inspire others.
  7. A demonstrated ability to start something new.
  8. A proven ability to recruit, train and deploy others into ministry.
  9. A demonstrated track record of wisdom in life and in leadership.
  10. teachable heart proven by the ability to take direction and constructive criticism without defensiveness or arrogance.

While I don’t claim to be an expert in missiology, my experience over the last year at theWELL supports his post. Every point above is critical to the long-term success of the church and the well-being of the planter.

You can read the entire article here.

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