Last week, I found out that we have four people interested in being a part of our first simple church here in Greenville. The backgrounds of each person got me thinking…
Yesterday I wrote, “Church planting doesn’t start with a church.” That’s because the lowest common denominator in the kingdom of God is the disciple. Bob Roberts, Jr., wrote that (I think it was in his book, “The Multiplying Church” which is ridiculously good). Many church planters focus on planting a church first and then making disciples. Those of us doing the simple/organic/microchurch thing are convinced that the process should be the other way around–you start with making disciples, and then churches will sprout.
That’s our plan–to disciple those who are interested in joining us first, and watching God work as He forms a church. How will we do it?
More on that tomorrow.