The church wasn’t some idea that emerged out of Paul’s missionary journeys. Jesus came to create a new stand-out community that would model to the world what it actually looked like when Jesus ruled. When we read his manifesto known as the Sermon on the Mount, we see that it was (and is) something altogether phenomenal. In these sessions, we take a close look at just what it means to be the people of God.
Starting a new church has multifaceted innate challenges. Struggling over the motivation for starting a new church cannot be one of the challenges. So, how do we get over this hurdle of being resolved in our motivation to start a new church? We will explore ten principles for the potential planter to help him determine his motivation for starting a church. The planter will walk away in resolve to follow Godâ€™s callingâ€”to start a church or to serve Him in another capacity.
One of the most important questions you can ask about ministry is: What kind of church do we want? What kind of church are we seeking to plant, grow and be? The purpose of this paper is to challenge you to think clearly about what kind of church you are aiming for, by presenting how we at Harbor Church are thinking about this.