Over 10 years ago, I decided that church planting was where the action was. I joined a young church, read books, listened to podcasts and hung out with planters.
Six months ago, we launched Austin Mustard Seed. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting. This isn’t it.
An encyclopedia could be written about the difficulties of church planting. What gets lost is the unexpected joys along the way. Such as:
1. People who “Get it”
Recently I heard the term “church planter” defined as “the people who are willing to go where no one else wants to go and do what no one else wants to do.” It’s shockingly true. When we were recruiting for our launch team, it seemed like we heard an endless stream of “go, be warm and well fed.” Continue Reading…