2) They started the church completely on their own (usually in their home) and needed to keep their day job to survive.
Both were risky, but then again, which of the apostles launched their ministries without risk?
I’m not against church planting networks at all, and I applaud the effort to plant more congregations. Plus, there are many reasons for personal failure and leadership implosions. But I also wonder if those well-intentioned networks are helping so much, they’re not teaching young pastors to be determined, driven, and resilient?
In other words, I wonder if more risk at the beginning, will help leaders avoid risk later on?
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