Four Ways To Know If You Are Called To Start A Church

September 26, 2017

Church planting is one of the greatest callings and privileges in ministry.

It’s an incredible way to reach people far from God. You meet people and invest in lives to a degree that you never imagined when you said “Yes” to planting a church.

But, church planting certainly has its fair share of challenges, too. It’s not easy or for the faint-hearted.

Our family has the privilege to be on this church planting journey now for eight years. The number one question I get asked is “How did you know you were called to start a church?” The second most asked question is “How did you decide where to plant a church?”

Before I answer those questions, here are a few reasons not to start a church:

  • It sounds cool.
  • You are mad at your current pastor.
  • You think you can lead a church better than others.
  • You’re not sure what else to do.

If any of the above describes you right now, I encourage you to go back to the drawing board or more importantly the prayer closet. Let God do a great work in you and reveal the great work He wants to do through you.

Once you settle the basics, check out the four ways to know if God is calling you to start a church.

The full post I had the privilege to share on LifeWay Pastors.

Kevin Campbell

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Husband to Susan. Dad with four kids. Pastor of Elevate Church. On the journey of a lifetime!