When my wife (Erin) and I moved to the city of Chicago to start a new church this past July, the first thing we did was sign up to volunteer at a booth in a local festival to raise money for the school where our three kids attend. Why? Because we believe being on mission is all about relationships. What did we do the second week? We had a family over for dinner that we met through volunteering at the festival, because it’s all about relationships.
Focusing on multi-ethnic and city-centric church planting, Exponential West speakers Mark DeYmaz, Derwin Gray, Chris Lagerlof, Ray Chang, Kevin Haah and Eric Marsh will be stopping by several blogs next week for interviews. From Monday, Sept. 16, through Friday, Sept. 20, these planters and practitioners will offer their unique insights and experience on what it takes to plant and grow churches that reflect a changing world. Check out the schedule below, click on the links to read more about these leaders and make plans to follow their tour:
It's critical that you hire the right people for your church planting team.Indeed, one of the most important roles of a lead church planter is finding and interviewing potential staff. Find the right person for the role and your team will benefit. Hire the wrong person and you're going to struggle. The goal is to hire a person that has character, is competent for the role, and has chemistry with you and your team.