on church planting

February 13, 2010

the problem with being remarkable

The problem with being remarkable in what you do or the product that you have is that it will always receive CRITICISMS.

A lot of church planters dare not innovate or be remarkable because of the fear that they will get criticized for being out of the box, or too different, or too post modern, or too edgy.

So we succumb to becoming boring. Not thinking of new ways to reach the people with the gospel. We stick with what works before. We dare not change anything. Or we over study a project or a new innovative way of discipleship and end up not doing it.

Here is a lesson for church planters: If you plant a church that is less than remarkable – there would be no criticisms. You would end up attracting people from another church and not the target people you have in mind. The churches that attracts the unchurched are the ones who took the risk to be REMARKABLE.

Matt. 9:16 ¶      “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.
Matt. 9:17 ¶      Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out, and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

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