Episode 325: What Items to Purchase when Starting your Church Plant

Get what you need to start.

In Episode 325 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the importance of making wise and practical purchases when starting your church plant. Here is today’s question: 

We are buying all the items we thought we might need for our church’s launch. Are there things that you typically see church’s buy that are really not that important or that they regret later on? 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to make wise and practical equipment purchases
  • Advice on equipment and items you may or may not need when starting your church plant

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Never believe the sound guy. He is lying. You don’t need all of it.” @edstetzer
  • “Don’t over build — don’t get the sound system for a 500 person church when you may not become a 500 person church.” – @edstetzer 
  • “If you are in a portable location, get a sound system that is cartable.” – @danielsangi
  • “Don’t start with a full children’s ministry or youth ministry. Start with a nursery and preschool.” – @edstetzer
  • “What if your kids ministry was about smaller group experiences for the first year and you tweaked the curriculum and method in which you did children’s ministry?” – @danielsangi
  • “In every ministry area, you have the opportunity to spend a lot of money. The question then becomes what kind of equipment do we need for the size and ministry now and in the next six months?” – @danielsangi
  • “Do it well, but don’t be extravagant. Find the equipment for the right size.” – @edstetzer 
  • “Remember that small purchases add up really quickly.” – @danielsangi
  • “Get what you need to start. But, what you start with is not what you will always have.” – @edstetzer 

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