Thursday, April 26, 2012

Starting a Church is like Starting a Business

.........The only difference is that in this business the “business partners” won’t be getting a financial return; the “shareholders” give money (tithe) for the privilege of working for free; the "employees" do not own any part of its assets; the “customers” are expected to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Jesus; and the “product” is a message that is offensive to 90% of the people who hear it.

That’s why I’ve come to a few conclusions:

1.  It takes an act of God to start a new church.
2.  It takes an act of God to grow a healthy church and sustain it for years and years.
3.  That act of God always involves the people of God.
4.  It’s up to God to get the right people in the right places at the right time.
5.  These churches make disciples, not consumers.

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