Some wisdom from Ralph Moore who has a planted churches and sparked a reproducing movement around the globe.
That's him on my right with a bunch of Aussies and Kiwis I deny ever knowing back in 2007.
For decades we’ve planted mid-size to large Hope Chapels in Hawaii. Mostly shooting for 150 at start, some grew beyond it. Most stabilized around the original size. Some shrank then stabilized. And a couple failed.
But we almost always planted in public schools. Two factors pretty much killed that: A. When others jumped into church planting, the schools became filled with churches. B. A lawsuit against a large church frightened school leadership from renting to churches.
With nowhere to launch, our model is broken. But, that is a good thing. Read on and I’ll tell you why.