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Episode 1: Pitfalls, Landmines, and Blind Spots in Church Planting

Blind spots are tricky because they sometimes stay blind.

In Episode 1 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we discuss the pitfalls, landmines, and blind spots in church planting. Here is Chris Moore’s question from Cornerstone Church in Sumter, South Carolina.

As a young church planter, what are some blind spots that I need to be aware of?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • That the desires that drive you can become the demons that drag you down
  • Not to tie your identity to your church plant
  • How to avoid neglecting your family for the mission of your church
  • That a relationship with an older mentor matters
  • That a team matters more than being well rounded
  • How bivocationalism isn’t a penalty, but that it’s an opportunity

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Blind spots are tricky because they sometimes stay blind.”
  • “Godly ambition and unhealthy ambition…there is no line. They have tendrils that connect them to one another.”
  • “The desires that drive you can become the demons that drag you down.”
  • “Sometimes the church plant became the mistress in my marriage.”
  • “Don’t strive to be well rounded. Find a team.” 

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