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#10 Church Plant Tool

This blog series will highlight the top 10 things that have been extremely helpful for me in planting The Well in Boulder, CO.  By no means is this list complete or exact, but I think it will be helpful for some.  Enjoy.

#10 Counsel For Christian Workers by: C.H. Spurgeon

To be honest this book could have gone just about anywhere on my list.  It has had a profound influence on me and how I lead.  C.H. Spurgeon asks many questions that are a great test for all about to follow Jesus into church planting.

I especially love the chapter entitled, “Workers Who Are Successful”.  Success is a weird thing in ministry.  Spurgeon gives great insight into what it means to be successful in ministry.

Here is a taste of what I am talking about from the book:

“…According to Christ’s laws, every Christian is to be a minister in his own sphere; every member of the church is to be active in spreading the faith which was delivered not to the minister, but delivered to the saints, to every one of them…”

There are many other great insights but this one has been very helpful for me.  Buy it and enjoy it.

Just Got Rocked

I was just reading, and in the book “Total Church” by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis there is a section that just convicted me so deeply I thought I would share it with you all.
“Many of my “minister” friends speak of church as something from which they must seek solace. They protect their day off and guard the privacy of their home. They feel the loneliness of ministry, looking outside the local church for people who will pastor them and events that will refresh them. For us church is where we find solace. The Christian community pastors and refreshes me through the word of God. Someone put it to us like this: “If I were to say I needed a weekly day off from my wife and children, people would say I had a dysfunctional marriage. So why, if I say I need a day off from church, do people not ask whether I have a dysfunctional church family?”

Deeply convicted me, so I thought I would share it with you my church family in hopes of correction my dysfunctionalness.

I was just reading, and in the book “Total Church” by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis there is a section that just convicted me so deeply I thought I would share it with you all.
“Many of my “minister” friends speak of church as something from which they must seek solace. They protect their day off and guard the privacy of their home. They feel the loneliness of ministry, looking outside the local church for people who will pastor them and events that will refresh them. For us church is where we find solace. The Christian community pastors and refreshes me through the word of God. Someone put it to us like this: “If I were to say I needed a weekly day off from my wife and children, people would say I had a dysfunctional marriage. So why, if I say I need a day off from church, do people not ask whether I have a dysfunctional church family?”

Deeply convicted me, so I thought I would share it with you my church family in hopes of correction my dysfunctionalness.