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Church planting essentials: Perseverance

Previously in this ad-hoc series I wrote about the importance of patience in the heart of a church planter but took a moment to separate patience from perseverance. Perseverance is that quality that keeps you walking when you turn into a headwind, keeps you going when you’re faced with trials and battles. It is determination to not give up or go back. In other seasons of life perseverance becomes just stubbornness. In this post I want to unpack perseverance a little more. I’m fairly confident that all church leaders see the…

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Church Planting Essentials: Patience

I know there are some church plants that just seem to explode into life almost the moment they began. Churches where everything seems to go just right and the line on the growth chart (because that is what we’re thinking about) just keeps climbing. I’ve never led one of those church plants. I’ve led teams where my family was the team, where every inch of ground is hard-fought for and growth (because that is what we want to see) happens slowly. It can happen gradually and it can take a long time coming.…

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