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HCR027: Church-Planting is like Courtship

In this episode, I talk about the way a new church plant looks like courtship. Here are some of the points:
  • Begin meeting with the other “like-minded” families.
  • The first man who had the vision for the church plant will usually set the agenda for the first meeting of a potential core group.
  • The most important rule in the beginning is that everyone must be honest about what they believe the church should “look like.” I discuss the difference between the magnifying glass and the rose-colored glasses, and when they each should be used.
  • I discuss a list of fifteen questions that each core group should answer.
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