History shows that outside of the Holy Spirit and the providence of God that the #1 reason new church plants fail is that they launch too soon. Same with multi-sites.
- IF you are from the area [or lived at least 5-10 years from the area]…you can cultivate more quickly. 9-18 months.
- If you are not, you might consider just living or joining another staff for at least 24 months to really understand and dig deep into the new culture you are trying to reach years before ever beginning the work of planting.
- Without these 7 things rolling well for you that I wrote about earlier, you will be in big trouble. So without these 7 pillars, no coach in place and then not fully knowing the culture, dynamics, and nuances of a particular part of the country, you will sit back and wonder what you did wrong and why God didn’t show up. In reality, it will be that you launched too soon [which is a result of not having the 7 pillars in place and with a coach, you would have know this…] And the #1 reason people launch too soon typically is because you need a salary or your funding is running low, or something money connected.
#1 book recommendation: “Church in the Making” by Ben Arment [Read it, and then see what I am talking about. It will take you 2-3 hours max to read, but it will change everything for you.]
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