Tired? Frustrated? Confused?
Almost a third of new churches don’t survive 4 years: What’s the problem? What’s gone wrong?
External opposition, character qualms, practical barriers, disunity dilemmas, lack of support: these are the struggles reported by those on the front lines of church planting ministry.
Stories, scripture, and self–examination shed light on twelve common pitfalls and inspire strategies for planting churches that last. Gathering real experiences and tackling the challenges headfirst, Steel encourages us to step out of the pressured drive for short–term gains and resist the allure of superficial successes. As our gaze shifts from making converts to making disciples, we are equipped and energised to persevere in establishing the roots that will cultivate thriving churches.
In the midst discouragement, there is hope for struggling church plants and struggling planters: God has promised to build his church
About Dan Steel
Dan Steel is a market researcher turned pastor based in Oxford who’s been, in one way or another, involved in church planting for the past twenty–five years. He’s currently the UK ministry program director for The Lanier Trust where he’s involved in equipping planters and pastors for ministry. He’s married to Zoe and they have four children.