What Determines A Church Planter’s Success?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is,“Is it possible to predetermine whether or not a church planter will be successful?” Here’s the answer: There are two abilities that predetermine a church planter’s success:

1- The ability to recruit a worship leader

2- The ability to raise funds

If a church planter doesn’t demonstrate these two abilities by the time he launches weekly services, it seems that his church never really gets off the ground in a big way.

Of course, there are dozens of other abilities that are needed to launch a church successfully (the ability to teach, the ability to cast vision, the ability to build a team, etc.) but these two seem to be more indicative of future success than all the others.

Has this piqued your interest? I hope so.

Read Part 2 by Clicking Here (Raise Funds)

Read Part 3 by Clicking Here (Recruit A Worship Leader)


P.S. If you are a church planter (or if you know a church planter) check out my free resources for Church Planters. I give away over $75 of my resources to any church planter who requests them.  Click here to request them.

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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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