Why do some church plants fail? (10)

Learn from criticism

Why do some church plants fail? I don’t know. But I do know that I’ve had to learn from criticism.

Criticism has always been unpleasant. But we’ve got to accept it as a part of life. Someone said that there is some truth in every word of criticism. Look for that grain of truth within the hurtful words you hear.

When you’re newly planting in a community, the pastors of churches that are already there my not respond favorably. In fact, some will misunderstand you and may be ruthless in their approach. Their words will hurt deeply, but you need to stand firm and be kind to such people.

God will use those experiences to build you up to be the person he wants you to be. But to become that person, it will take time and lots of pain.

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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