I’m meeting next week with a group of pastors/”church planting experts”, and we will be putting together some training materials that will hopefully equip thousands of church planters over the next few years. It has been a while since Graystone was a brand new church plant, and I am trying to think back to the early days: raising support, moving my family to Grayson, meeting in the daycare, renovating an office/warehouse, recruiting key members, building a great staff team, reaching out to the community, etc.
Well, I’m looking for some help here.
What do you think are the ingredients to a “successful” church plant?
What are the gifts and qualities necessary for a church planting pastor?
I would love to hear from other pastors and church planters. So let’s hear it. Also, I would love to hear from those of you who have been around Graystone Church for a few years. What drew you to Graystone? Why did you become a part of a new church plant? What do you think has made Graystone Church “successful”?
There are no right or wrong answers here. I am putting together my thoughts for the meeting, but I really would love to hear from you. Any feedback you can give is appreciated. I want to be able to contribute to the discussion/training material to the best of my ability. Thanks!