Here's Part 2 of this unusually honest piece from an anonymous church planter in a large North American city. (Be sure to read Part 1 for context.) Dirty secrets you'd like to share? The comments section is right down that way . . . - Paul
Dirty Secret #4: Internal victories lead to external victories, not the other way around.
If the spouse of the church planter has not bought in, the project should end immediately. There's a direct link between the integrity of the church planting marriage and the integrity of the church plant. Why should the church planter ask others to join the work if their spouse will not follow them?
Early partnerships make or break the church’s mission. A healthy church plant depends on shared trust, sacrifice, and resolution with ministry partners. If the denomination, sending church, friends, family and funders can rally behind a church plant from the earliest days, it’s often a harbinger of a fruitful mission. If a church planter ...1