Buildings are Not the Focus
I read an interesting post over on Gary Lamb’s Blog about church planting myths. Here is part of the post. It’s similar to what I shared in a message a few weeks ago. People will start taking us seriously when we start living out our faith. When we start loving God and loving others.
By far, the biggest myth I see in the world of church planting is the myth that says YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BUILDING TO GROW.
Nothing could be further from the truth. While buildings are awesome tools and I look forward to the day when God allows us to have one, you do not have to have a building to grow. I don’t care where you live and I don’t care how much you have convinced yourself that in your area people “don’t view you as legit until you get a building.” The fact of the matter is you can grow without a building.
If you are truly trying to reach unchurched people with everything that is in you, it doesn’t matter if you have a building or not. Unchurched people do NOT care about buildings, they care about the fact that they had their lives changed.
I’ve heard the argument that people burn out being portable. The truth is that church planters burn out being portable and therefore their people follow the leadership and they burn out on being portable. If your people are burning out on being portable than you have a vision issue. When people understand the vision and buy into the vision, they don’t mind being portable as long as the vision is being fulfilled.