Planting a church seems like an awesome thing to do. It’s an exciting thing for many to even think about. However, one question does need to be addressed by the aspiring church planter. It’s this:
Are you a church planter?
What does that mean?
There was a time when denominations and networks of churches got behind and supported anyone who wanted to plant a church. However, what we discovered was not just anyone can plant a church. Now what we look for in a potential church planter is has God “wired” the person to plant a church? What does that “wiring” look like?
First, church plant leaders score as D’s and/or I’s or on the DiSC temperament tool.
Second, they score as ENTPs on the the Keirsey Tempearement Sorter II.
Next they entrepreneurial, hard chargers, self-starters, etc. (If you want to know more see my books Planting Growing Churches or The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting.) In addition they have the support of their families-especially their spouses.
So, does this describe you?
If not, that doesn’t mean you can’t be on a team and support the lead planter.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.