"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."
Hugh Halter: "I wonder if we spend too much time condemning people who don’t live as 'clean' as we think they should."
"Your ability to do the work to which God has called you depends on your ability and commitment to persevere."
Ed Stetzer: How do you plant churches in a secular society?
Thom Rainer: "The new bivocational pastor is similar to the traditional bivocational pastor with some key differences."