“I’d take a group of ordinary people devoted to an extraordinary God…”

hmacd198-1Brian Houston, Founding and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, wrote a recent post: 10 Principles of Church Planting and Expanding.  All 10 principles are golden but #8 seemed to truly resonnate with me:

8. AVOID THE PERILS OF SHORTCUTS, OR INDIVIDUALS WHO PROMISE THE WORLD:

Church planting is TEAMWORK, which means building a leadership team who are there for the long haul. My experience is that often the people who promise the most, don’t always come through with the most. Great churches are built with people who are faithful in the little things. I’d take a group of ordinary people devoted to an extraordinary God, over a charismatic someone that talks a big game, but hasn’t proven faithful in the ‘day of small beginnings’. (Underline added by me)

We have had some amazing miracles with land and buildings in our history, but we have also said no to numbers of opportunities and partnerships because there were ‘strings attached’. If it looks too good to be true, it probably…………………..!”

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