Church Planting Do’s and Dont’s

  • Don’t think that there is only one way to do church.
  • Do decide your way and be true to yourself and your calling.
  • Don’t hire people just to have a team.  Having the wrong people on the team is worse than not having a team.
  • Do hire people that you want to hang around.  You’re going to be with these people a lot!
  • Don’t be apologetic about who you are or who you are reaching.
  • Don’t offend Christians in the name of reaching the unchurched.
  • Do talk about vision, purpose, and money more often than you think you need to.
  • Don’t try to do it all.
  • Do play to your strengths and do some things really well.
  • Don’t try to meet every need.  Just because it’s a need or someone requests a ministry doesn’t mean you should meet it or start a program.
  • Don’t worry so much about writing bylaws and installing elders early on.
  • Do become a marketing expert in your area.
  • Don’t define yourself by what you are against.
  • Do teach your people that their number one task is to find more people.
  • Don’t freak out when the offering is bad.
  • Do read a lot of books, and not just books on church planting.
  • Don’t be afraid to lose people.
  • Don’t build a church around your preferences.
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2 comments so far

  1. Andrew Conard on

    Excellent. Good, not just for church plants…

  2. […] Church Planting Do’s and Dont’s are good for not just new churches. Posted by Andrew Conard Filed in blog Tagged: church plant, deep, do, don't, leadership, wide No Comments » […]


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