What I wish someone would have told me
Perry Noble is the pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the country, NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. Perry's blog is one of the most widely read in evangelical circles. I've been subscribed to his updates for some time now and find them to be insightful. He recently started a series of articles entitled "What I wish someone would have told me". It's specifically focused on church planters who are starting out and ask him the question “What do you wish someone would have told you before you began?” Although I'm not a church planter, I find his insight to be helpful to anyone working in a ministerial setting. Even if you are not working in a vocational ministry, however, I would encourage you to take a look at his thoughts. They may help you understand those of us serving in ministry a little bit more. :-) There are times that we can be strange animals to figure out.
Part 1: Your Primary Objective Should Be To Be Faithful To Jesus And His Vision.
Part 2: You WILL Be Tested Within The First Year Of Starting A Church By A Big Giver! & Do WHATEVER It Takes To Grow…and SHUT UP About How Much It Cost!
Part 3: You Cannot Take People To A Place You’ve Never Been! & Have Fun!
Part 4: You Will Be Criticized When God Begins To Move–Expect It And Get Over It.
Part 5: NEVER, I MEAN EVER, APOLOGIZE FOR PASSION!