26 Mar Finding The Man Whom God Picks As a Church Planter, pt 2
I believe that when is comes to being called to be a church planter and pastor, that the choosing should be up to God to decide who is, the churches job is to be able to recognize whom God has chosen. I think if a church of church planting organization wants to know who to back, ordain, send out. Simply look for the one doing it, yes I believe it is that simple. Looking for the one out fulfilling the great commission, who is out planting the gospel. The one that God is using to disciple the ones He is calling to follow Him. Look for the one who’s house if bulging at the seams from the number of new believers that fill his house every week to be discipled, feed the word and to have community together.
Look for the one whom God has anointed to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;” and is doing it, not just talking about it.
Look for the ones who weep over the lost, who are men of much prayer, who labor day and night for the gospel. The ones who nether need your permission to plant or pastor. Nor can be stopped by you in doing so. Not the one focused on money, buildings, programs and professional entertainers.
Look for the ones God is bring up gathering of believers our of the wake of his faithful gospel panting.
Look for the one whom the Spirit is upon and speak the word threw him, that others just natural flock to them to be shepherd, to learn from, to follow.
When you find such men, you have found God’s choice, the one God is using to plant churches, he is the one already doing it.