Church Planting Training – Part 1

Church planters need more than classroom instruction. If you are presently in college or seminary and taking church planting or missions-related courses, ask yourself this question. Has my professor ever planted a church? Does he have any experience in actually starting a church from scatch or with a core group and seeing God raise up a church? If not, although you might learn a great deal of theory which has its place, don't settle for theory and textbook learning. Find a church plant and place yourself under the leadership. Ask questions. Get as much experience in as many areas as possible.  Put out signs, clean up after the Lord's Supper, spend time with the leadership team, arrange chairs, become part of a small group, etc. Come to think of it. Why not come to Philadelphia and and be part of a new church plant?

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