The Priority of Patience, Prayer, and Preaching in Church Planting
( 06/20/2017 – By Josh Manley – This is a Re-Post from an Article from 9Marks … )
I pastor an ordinary church in an extraordinary part of the world. My city, Ras Al Khaimah, is in the United Arab Emirates. It’s extraordinary because it’s situated near the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and five years ago the ruling Sheikh granted land for an evangelical church building here.
Yet, the church that’s been planted here is ordinary. Hopefully, what marks our church is what would mark any faithful church in any part of the world.
So if you’ve come to this article looking for a new technique or tips on how to develop and strengthen your brand, you’ll be disappointed. Because the church is the demonstration of the wisdom of God, we must be careful that our labors to pursue its growth and health don’t derive from man’s wisdom but God’s. God-centered ends are accomplished by God-given means.
Therefore, church planter, before you do anything else, you must prioritize three things: patience, prayer, and preaching.
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