As church planters, we must always make it our prayer to have the ability to say with Paul, “I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself. If only, I may finish my course in the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).
We’ve all acquired this ministry from the Lord Jesus: to testify to the gospel of God’s grace. And typically testifying to God’s nice gospel means leaving the church we planted, led, and poured ourselves into. Naturally, this may be painful, however it’s price it for the sake of God’s glory among the many misplaced. Seeing new church buildings established, and seeing current church buildings revitalized, is an attractive factor.
However how can we truly do that? And the way do we all know if it’s certainly proper to depart one church as a way to both plant one other or lead an current one? In the present day, I’m excited to have Harvey Turner with me on the podcast. Harvey has lately executed this himself. He left the church he planted and led for about 20 years as a way to lead Redeemer Burbank, and he did this in his 40s.