If you are thinking of planting a church there is a really important concept you need to ask yourself before you start building a core team. Are you willing to give away the church?
It seems like a weird question given that intelectually we would all quickly say, “the church belongs to God” and I agree, but lets just be honest the church plant is also a dream coming to life of the planter. To act as if there are no strings attatched to you as a planter, no possesiveness, no deep seeded emotions would be silly. You will feel in many ways like the church is your baby so the big questions is, are you willing to give it away?
Every daughter will eventually be walked down an aisle and given away.
Every small business will eventually hire others and delegate tasks.
Every husband will eventually hold his wife’s hand as she leaves to be with Jesus.
The question of if we give away is not the real question, the question is when and in a church plant it is early on if you want to grow.
Does your church fund just your dreams or the dreams of others too?
Does your church only play music you like or have you given that away?
Do you do all of the ministry?
Until you are ready to give it away, it will only be as big as something you can hold.