Marriage is definitely not a prerequisite to being a church planter. In spite of everything, Jesus was single. And Paul—the best church planter ever—was single and wholeheartedly recommended singleness (1 Cor. 7). However for aspiring church planters who are married, having a wedding that’s each outlined and in addition formed by the gospel is essential.
That is important for our personal well being, definitely, nevertheless it’s additionally important due to what marriage factors to: the holy union between Christ and his church. In Ephesians 5, Paul calls husbands to like their wives as Christ cherished his bride (Eph. 5:22–33). So our marriages illustrate the gospel we preach.
So at present I’m excited to have Orion Berridge with me to debate how we will domesticate a wholesome marriage in church planting.