10 Counter-Intuitive Characteristics of Church Planting Movements

New Generations InternationalThanks to the folks at New Generations International for these Counter-Intuitive Characteristics of Church Planting Movements

  1. Spend a long time preparing to multiply rapidly
  2. Don't teach the Bible—teach every new Christ-Follower how to discover God's truth and obey what they learn
  3. Expect miracles to accelerate the church planting process
  4. Stay only where a person of peace (Lk. 10) is ready to hear and obey
  5. Disciple people to conversion not vice versa
  6. Focus only on the few who can be leaders now, so many will hear later
  7. Expect the hardest people and places to yield the greatest results
  8. Focus on discipling ordinary people, not developing professional Christians
  9. Always enter as a servant, never a master
  10. A novice insider will produce more fruit than a highly trained professional