I don’t know about you, but I see churches on virtually every corner, yet I seldom consider the hardships and the dealings that people go through when they decide to plant a church. It’s probably because I’ve been privileged as a son of a preacher, and even now as a preacher myself, not had that desire to go down that path. That’s not to say I would not follow the leading of the Lord, should he say do it. It’s just that it’s not what I myself would do, seeing what people go through.
In Randy Bohlender’s book Jesus Killed My Church, he shares all of the trials and tribulations that he and his wife went through on their journey to plant a church. Youth and inexperience can plague anyone. Doctrinal and denominational structures can often get in the way of someone who has a fresh perspective for what can be experienced. Randy shares vivid details of what he went through to ultimately finding himself right where Christ wanted him.
If you have ever had a desire to plant a church, be a part of the start of something new, or desire to encourage someone you know in their endeavor to build, plant, or grow a church, I highly recommend this as an invaluable resource.
- Jesus Killed My Church (mtsweat.com)
- Trinity Broadcasting Network Partnering to Expand Christian TV… (prweb.com)
- Why do church plants fail? (Pt 1) (geoffsurratt.com)
- Why do church plants fail? (Pt 2) (geoffsurratt.com)
- Thriving Among the Dying Churches (holysoup.com)