I have been working with church planters, pastors & multi-site churches for the last eight years of my career. Talking to as many church planters & pastors as I have has given me insight into the common challenges, fears and victories of church leaders with a passion for church planting, evangelism and changing the world.
I wanted to gather story narratives from church planters, leaders, pastors and coaches and put them in one place for you, the new church planter. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20. These are people who, in many cases, have gone along the road on which you are about to embark.
I asked each contributor to share their stories by answering this question What I Wish I Knew… As you read these next pages with insight from everything on financial matters to church growth to leadership and personal development, I encourage you to read these first hand accounts with an open mind. They have something to share with you – and that something could be paradigm-shifting, spirit-lifting or even church-changing.
KENDRA MALLOY | Creative Director
Portable Church® Industries