Lesson 6: Christ-Committed

Lesson 6: Christ-Committed

Church planting is exhausting – the work of initiation, soil preparation, planting, cultivation and harvest are difficult but you reap what you sow. The best additive for a healthy garden is the gardener’s shadow – time and your presence. Thus, you commit to Christ,...
How I Develop Church Leaders

How I Develop Church Leaders

“I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” – LeBron James A tool to change the world for Jesus: I have a neighbor who’s a tool guy. He has a pegboard on the wall of his garage with an outline of his tools, and...
Lesson 5: Christ-Capable

Lesson 5: Christ-Capable

Lead church planters generally have most of the following gifts: apostleship [missionary], leadership, evangelism, teaching, faith and shepherd. Leading and teaching may be the most important. a. Leading: Able to cast vision, mobilize, inspire and build systems. It...
Lesson 4: Christ-Confident

Lesson 4: Christ-Confident

a. Depend on the power of Christ rather than your own ability: Your confidence is either in Christ or yourself. Effective spiritual leaders have discovered the need for dependence on the power of Christ rather than the strength of man’s flesh. Sooner or later...
Lesson 3: Christ-Like Character

Lesson 3: Christ-Like Character

a. The importance of character: Christ-like character is described in several passages such as 1Tim.3, Titus1, Gal.5:22-23, and 1Pet.5:1-4. A lead pastor must desire and demonstrate these traits above and beyond those he will lead. For example, all followers of Jesus...
Lesson 2: Christ-Called

Lesson 2: Christ-Called

a. What is calling? Calling: a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action, especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence. You must sense that God has chosen and called you to serve Him. William Willimon observes, “Ministry is not a...