Guiding Principles For Church Planting
Church planting is a widespread activity in the Asian countries. A good example is India where many people are trying to spread the word of God thoroughly Christianity. Church planting is generally a process of coming up with new local Christian churches. However, church planting is different from church development. Church development involves growth of the already established church while church planting is the established of a new church from scratch. Church planting comes up with a church with a completely separate life from the already established one. There are however several benefits and advantages of church establishment over church development. To maximally benefit from church planting, there is a need of first understanding all the guiding principles. The following are the key tips that will help you stay on the right track during the whole process of church planting.
The first principle to keep in mind while planting your church is praying consistently. Church planting is not something that you will wake up and decide to do. Church planting is a calling, and at times, it may seem overwhelming. You need spiritual support and guidance and the best way of getting it is by praying frequently. Subject all your worries and anxieties to God so that He may relieve you and give you strength and courage to plant a good church. The other thing you should pray for is wisdom is teaching. Always pray for the Lord to guide your teachings and sermons so that they can reflect His intentions for the church. Finances are key elements in planting a church. One best way of avoiding financial constraints during church planting is by praying for better financial strategies and enough charitable tithing. The other principle for church planting is speaking your intentions. This helps to build trust with your church members since they feel that you are open or transparent. There are several things you should communicate with your church members, and these include telling them why you are planting a church and your plans for the newly planted church. Make sure that you use different methods of communication to suit all the groups of people in the church. As said above, money is needed in church planting. There is a great need to make sure that you both pray and also seek financial help. Do not be ashamed of organizing fundraising to get the money that will help you plant your church. You can encourage an online contribution, mobile text to tithe contribution, or even conduct some fundraising events. You should also consider coming up with your church’s vision. What are the goals and objectives of your church? Make sure that you come up with a good mission statement for your church. However, not everything that should be included in the mission statement for the church. Understand some features of a good mission statement before coming up with one. There are so many challenges you are likely to encounter during the church planting process. You may face criticism from other people, face some financial constraints, among other problems. What is essential is to avoid being discouraged or losing hope. Know that God has called you for a special gift that you must get despite the challenges. Pray and trust the Lord, God for spiritual support.