Recently Pastor Tim Keller said that post-Covid, every church will need to think like a church plant. If you’re in an established church, do you wonder what he meant by that statement? I asked two of the church planters in our Great Lakes region to share with us what it means to them:
From Jon Huizenga, pastor at Rise Up Church in Cedar Springs, MI:
Four things come to mind:
1. Church plants allow their Pastors to lead. A church plant pastor is looked at less like an employee and more like an expedition leader.
2. Church plants experiment and evaluate. They are willing to try something not tried before and then ask, “What went well? What didn’t go so well? What would we change? What shall we try next?”