Brian Bolt: "God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called."
“The sending church misses out on the blessing of supporting a new work should they refuse to engage proactively.”
"Those who go into church planting without understanding the necessary commitment level almost always fail."
"After a few years of fruitful growth, we became comfortably stable, and my heart grew uncomfortably cold."
"The church planted with good dirt hears God’s calling with a noble heart, keeps the mission in focus and bears much fruit."
"Your talents aren’t enough to do what God has asked of you. If they were, then you wouldn’t need God."
“We need people to go, but we also need people to stay for the specific purpose of raising up others to send.”
"These church planting mistakes are common, and are often major contributing factors to a plant failing within three years."
"Launching large is one of the most effective strategies to fulfill the Great Commission."
Ed Stetzer: "With culture changing at the speed of light, planters cannot be over-aware of the trends new churches will face."