Sat down with John for breakfast yesterday at Mocha Jo's. He's planting a church. I think it's his second. It's delicately poised at the moment. They've gathered a team and have begun connecting with people in the community. I've planted churches and I've been around planters for a long time. Not everybody makes it through this stage. So I ask John, "How do you feel right now? Nervous?" But no, John hasn't given it a second thought. He just knows he's called to do this. He feels excited.
You wouldn't want to be a church planter without a healthy dose of faith. I guess that's why it's the movements with faith that plant the churches and the denominations with the resources that maintain them.