Two Crucial Church Planting Tips

Planting a Church Can Make You Feel that Nobody Understands the Weight You are Carrying


Jimmy Scroggins is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach and a regular mentor and trainer of young pastors. He understands the overwhelming feelings that church planters face. In this post he addresses that issue and offers two tips that will help the church-planting pastor on this hard task.



1. Build a Strong Network

Do you have a support group of people are financially contributing and praying for you AND a smaller group that you may confide in and lean on? Which of these do you need to build up more, and how will you do that?
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2. Win People to Christ

What is your estimation of the quality of the church experience of other churches in your community? Has Jimmy's message made you think this might be an under-estimation? Why?
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What is your estimation of the quality of the church experience that your congregation currently or will soon provide? Has Jimmy's message made you think this might be an over-estimation? Why?
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How will you make winning souls for Christ the core of what you do? Use this space to work out a strategy for making the spread of the gospel the core of your church's DNA.
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We can work toward excellence in our teaching and worship experience, and we should consider strategies like the ones that Jimmy offers here, but remember that, in the end, only the gospel will win the day.