Well Then…You Might Be a Church Planter: 15 Signs You’re Ready For or Already Doing Crazy Cool Work

15 Church-Planter-isms You’ll Relate To

Last week, I was training a group of church planters when the thought occurred to me, “I’ll bet there’s a whole slew of funny church-planter-isms like that.” So, I put together a list. It turns out, there’s not much humor in it. Church planting is the serious and rewarding work of heaven, but there’s plenty of laughter and joy in it, so I hope you’ll have a laugh.

My favorite comedian these days is Jeff Foxworthy. He’s famous for his long list of, “You might be a redneck…” jokes - one of my all time favorites being, “If you’ve ever made change in the church offering plate, you might be a redneck.”

My favorite comedian these days is Jeff Foxworthy. He’s famous for his long list of, “You might be a redneck…” jokes – one of my all time favorites being, “If you’ve ever made change in the church offering plate, you might be a redneck.”
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So, with a nod to Mr. Foxworthy, here are fifteen ways to know if you might be a church planter:

1. If you love dreaming about what could be for God, you might be a church planter.

2. If you can’t stand the thought of lost people going to Hell, you might be a church planter.

3. If you like lost people as much or more than you like found people, you might be a church planter.

4. If you know the exact population of the city you live in, how many of them go to church, and how many don’t, you might be a church planter.

5. If you love leading people to Christ, you might be a church planter.

6. If you like taking risks, you might be a church planter.

7. If you’re willing to ask others to pray for you and support your dream, you might be a church planter.

8. If you can persevere when all Hell breaks loose, you might be a church planter.

9. If you realize you started all sorts of new things when you were a kid, you might be a church planter.

10. If your wife is committed to risking and reaching out, you might be a church planter.

11. If you are regularly looking for people to help you fulfill the Great Commission, you might be a church planter.

12. If you’re a crowd-gatherer, with the gifts of leadership and evangelism and are regularly looking for people to help you fulfill the Great Commission, you might be a church planter.

13. If you’re flexible and adaptable are regularly looking for people to help you fulfill the Great Commission, you might be a church planter.

14. If you love learning about how churches grow are regularly looking for people to help you fulfill the Great Commission, you might be a church planter.

15. If your friends think you might just have a little too much faith are regularly looking for people to help you fulfill the Great Commission, you might be a church planter.

I love training church planters. They’re a faith-filled, risk-taking bunch who wants to change the world. If this list fits you, you might be on a verge of the adventure of your life!

 

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Hal Seed is the founding and Lead Pastor of New Song Community Church in Oceanside, CA. Hal mentors pastors to lead healthy, growing churches. He offers resources to help church leaders at www.pastormentor.com.

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