Persist in the process
Why do some church plants fail? I don’t know. But I do know that I’ve had to persist in the process. With little or no results, I’ve had to stay with the task and continue doing those things that God has called me to do.
There are numerous hindrances to persistence. Each one presents an opportunity that you would not have if you persist with the church plant. Every opportunity points you in a direction that is different from your calling.
Job opportunities elsewhere are one form of hindrance. Often, this is quite appealing as many church planters face financial difficulty as a result of the commitment they have taken. The same struggle may be there even when you work and plant as a bi-vocational church planter.
Paid ministry opportunities are another form of hindrance. It’s a great way to fulfill your calling. This also allows them to take a different route than the difficulty of the planting process.
These are just a few examples of deviations. But the real struggle is to persist and persevere through every difficulty.
Read the entire series: Why do some church plants fail?
- Trail of failures
- Persist in the process
- Stick to your values
- Continually share the Good News
- Seek out training
- Find fellowship
- Become a voracious reader
- Ask questions
- Leave a trail of influences
- Learn from criticism
- Learn from your mistakes
- Constantly raise up leaders