Episode 504: Does a Need Necessitate a Call?

In Episode 504 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss if feeling like the community is in need of a biblically-based church necessitates a call to plant a church.

“My name is Justin and I am wondering if a need necessitates a call. My wife and I , and our four children, moved to an agricultural area and we cannot find a biblically-balanced church for ourselves to call home. The nearest church that would fit us and align with our beliefs is about 40 minutes away and out of the community. So, I am wondering if we should start one here. I have a ministry background, theological degree, I used to travel and speak. We did that for about 10 years, but over the last 5 years I’ve been in business and have done some work for others. I’m wondering if now, since we cannot find a church, if we should be the ones to start a church. Does the need necessitate a call?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • If sensing a need in the community is the same as feeling a call to plant a church
  • Why you should start by making disciples

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “The need is one component, but it cannot be the driving force to plant a church, because there are needs everywhere.” – @danielsangi
  • “There will always be more needs than there is time to be able to meet them, especially for one church.” – @danielsangi
  • “It’s not just a mathematical decision, you really do need to commit this to God and experience that sense of call.” – @danielsangi
  • “There is no reason for you to at least not start a Bible study.” – @toddadkins
  • “It is poor stewardship of your life if you are not pouring into some biblical community in some way.” – @toddadkins
  • “Take a church planter assessment, see your gifting, commit it to prayer, but beyond all that start discipling.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are used to preaching and leading, sometimes you have to submit yourself to say this is not perfect and I am not in charge, but I need to handle myself in such a way that I lead my family well in being part of a biblical community.” – @toddadkins

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