Episode 401: Top 5 Things to Have in Place Before Launching

In Episode 401 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss what you need to have in place before you launch a church.

“I am here in New Mexico and currently serving in a church that was planted back in 2010 and recently felt a call to plant as well. Speaking with our lead pastor not long ago, I asked him, ‘If you could go back prior to launching and you had the opportunity to ask Ed Stetzer a question, what would it have been?’ He said that he would want to know the top 5 things to have in place prior to launching. So, deferring to his wisdom, that would be my question for you. As a church planter in today’s climate what are the top 5 most important things that you would want to have in place prior to launching a church?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • An explanation of financial systems that are important to have in place
  • The seven key areas for which you need leaders in place

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “We think in terms of children’s ministry, small groups, assimilation, worship, and financial systems.” – @edstetzer
  • “You have to have children’s ministry because of the culture of today. Kids aren’t used to sitting in rooms with adults for that long.” – @edstetzer
  • “Make sure that you have raised and secured enough funds to move forward.” – @danielsangi
  • “It’s essential that you have your financial systems in place or you can be accused of mishandling funds.” – @edstetzer
  • “How much finances really does depend on how you’re launching.” – @danielsangi
  • “The other thing to have in place before you launch is key leaders.” – @danielsangi
  • “Over the years, church plants have required more and more resources and larger teams.” – @edstetzer
  • “I think you should plant when God calls you to plant and trust the Lord for the resources.” – @edstetzer

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