Why do some church plants fail? (1)

Trail of Failures

    I hate failures. It never feels right and it leaves a bitter taste within me. Time may remove that from within me, but sometimes it seems like it will be with me forever.

    For some of the church plant failures, I was deeply involved. Either I was a catalyst that inspired the plant, or I performed some of the major functions and took responsibility for those things.

    But for one of those failed church plants, I was the lead pastor. For five years, the investment was tremendous. Long hours of work each day supported my family and put food on our table. With the remaining time, we made our best effort to reach out to everyone and anyone who cared to listen. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.

    I have made attempts to understand why it failed. But I’ve got very little answers for the many questions that begin with “why.” But I need to accept these failures as a reality. In the ultimate Sovereignty of God, there is some explanation that is beyond my current grasp.

Read the entire series: Why do some church plants fail?

  1. Trail of failures
  2. Persist in the process
  3. Stick to your values
  4. Continually share the Good News
  5. Seek out training
  6. Find fellowship
  7. Become a voracious reader
  8. Ask questions
  9. Leave a trail of influences
  10. Learn from criticism
  11. Learn from your mistakes
  12. Constantly raise up leaders

13. Be in it for the long run

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2 Comments

  1. rennyantony

    Thought provoking article…….May be for some of these questions, we will get answers only on that day!….Just like the meaning of the voice of the seven thunders in Rev 10:1-7

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