In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
Six things every church planter needs to know, before they plant.

Know that God called you to plant a church.

If you are planting a church because you’re frustrated with how your last situation went down.
If you are planting a church because some people around you said you should.
If you are planting a church because you think someday you’ll be in Outreach Magazine.
If you are planting a church for any other reason other that God called you to plant a church…
get ready for the most miserable and frustrating ride of your life.

Know that your spouse is in 100% agreement.

Planting a church is one of the toughest things you will ever do.
There is no way you can do it and do it well, without the complete support of your spouse.
Be sure you both are on the same page before you move forward.

Know what type of church you are called to plant.

There are probably 100 other churches within driving distance of where you currently live. Why do you need to start another Church rather than serve at one that is already in existence? Until you can clearly answer that question, you should not plant a church.

Know where God is calling you to plant.

Location. Location. Location. Pray thru what community God has best equipped you and your team to bring the lost to Jesus. Then pray thru what location in the community is going to be best suited for you to start.

Know where your money is coming from.

How are you going to support your family when you plant? Are you going to work a full time or part time job? Are you going to get support from another ministry? Do you have three months salary in your savings account just in case times get tough? Have all your personal finances in order and worked out in detail before taking the plunge to plant.

Know your game plan.

What is your game plan? Not, what is the church planting guru’s game plan. What is yours?
After reading books, talking to mentors, going to conferences, brainstorming with your team, and spending hours in prayer, what is the step by step game plan God has for you, your family and your team? God leads in steps so make sure you know what your first four small steps are before you take the leap into Church Planting.