Guest blogger Steve Stroope here again. In my book Tribal Church I talk about what I look for in a church planter. Yesterday we looked at the first characteristic: The Church Planter must be a Strong Leader.
And today, I want to continue with the second vital characteristic that we’d identified in successful church planters.:
The Church Planter needs to have Strong Teaching Skills.
I’m constantly amazed when I hear about church planting networks choosing to invest Kingdom dollars to support a planter without ever hearing them teach!
It seems like for some reason, these networks are hesitant to use this as a criteria for planting effectiveness.
Whether we like it or not, the people we’re trying to reach will use teaching skills as criteria in deciding whether or not to attend, plug in and grow spiritually as a part of this new church.
So the ability to teach well is a non-negotiable for a church planter
And thankfully for us, teaching skills are among the easiest to verify in the process.
In fact, a simple call or email to request past teaching audio or video recordings and a few minutes to review them is all it takes.
And you can quickly validate if a potential candidate has this second necessary characteristic.
Remember, as you look for the right church planter or as you evaluate yourself in preparation for becoming a church planter, that you must be wise and use all the tools at your disposal to be a good steward of God’s resources.
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