‘Reach people, grow them, and then be willing to release them for his kingdom’s sake’

Take away the denominational underpinnings, the pastor system, and other doctrinal problems like God’s “leading,” and then read this article for the proper approach of this man has who helped to start 15 churches in 15 years. He’s got this right. And this in a country resistant to religion as a whole.

How to fail at planting churches

I don’t anything about the person nor the content of the site (that was a disclaimer, in case you didn’t recognize), but this article was interesting: “10 commandments to fail as a churchplanter.” Among others, there’s this:

Don’t listen too much to local Christians. You know best how the church should look like, don’t you? Besides that, it’s so difficult to find out what they really think, that it’s hardly worth the trouble. When you are very clear about your own opinions, they will follow you without questioning. Some, maybe most, will disappear, but they probably just would have been troublemakers anyway.

Some of his best stuff is in the concluding paragraph. Check it out.