“My church will die with me” – Is that right?
One of our pastors heard the pastor of a large, church planting church say…
“I know my church will die with me, so that’s the reason we plant other churches”
When he shared that statement with our staff, his question was… “Is that right?”
You may be like me and say toÂ yourself, “No way do I agree with that!” However, you may not agree with it in thought, but agree with it in practice. What you practice is what you will produce.
I’ve observed at least on practice that almost insures a church will die, or be greatly damaged when the senior leader is no longer able to lead…
When a church is not structured to practice multiplication, it dies! Multiplication must take place on all three levels of the church – Â Individually, Groups & Corporately.
People must be winning their lost friends, groups have to raise up new leaders to birth new groups and the church as a whole must be equipping new pastors to plant new churches or campuses. Remember that was God’s first command to man, “Be fruitful andÂ multiply.”
I really think this guy is misguided, but at least he spells it out. Other leaders may not say the same thing, but they are practicing it by their lack of equipping and encouraging their church to grow through multiplication.
Your thoughts…Will your church die with you or the senior leader?