Post-Mortem of a Failed Church

  1. We didn’t gather enough resources – money and team.
  2. We took too much for granted. Assumed that people would love our ideas as much as we did.
  3. We jumped into the deep end with weights tied around our ankles. The weights was our personal debt. I had to work a “Career” type job in order to pay our bills. This meant I didn’t have the time or energy left to plant a church.
  4. Our vision for church planting didn’t match our sending group. That’s something we kinda realized and completely ignored. I think that ended up hurting our effectiveness because the advice we got wasn’t congruent with what we were wanting to do and comfortable with.
  5. Both spouses weren’t 110% committed to planting a church. Both of us were committed to ministry – but not fully committed to started a new church.

What we did well.

  1. We took our time.
  2. We asked a lot of questions from a lot of different people.
  3. We followed the leadership of a church planting group.
  4. We completely stepped out in faith and went “all in.”


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