Top Ten Church Planting Essentials

I’m planning on starting a new church in Minneapolis next year, and I need a lot of wisdom.

Enter Aaron Damiani.

Seeking advice from veteran church planters and pastors during the church plant’s critical first year, Aaron (lead planter of Immanuel Anglican in Chicago) compiled a list of ten church planting essentials he learned from them:

  1. Sustain high learning agility.
  2. Go slow to go fast.
  3. Gather a Launch Team instead of a Core Group.
  4. Jesus builds his church, so stop watching the door and start feeding your people.
  5. Finding worship space is an uphill spiritual battle; start praying.
  6. Identify your motives for church planting, and be vulnerable enough to communicate them.
  7. Collaborate with your fellow planters and pastors; don’t compete with them.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask for money and people.
  9. Be flexible with how people grapple with your vision.
  10. Follow Jesus on the journey he has planned for you, and invite your people along.

Read more about Aaron’s gleanings (and their sources) here.