13 Qualities of a Church Planter

1. Visioning Capacity - Can see God's preferred future for    the new church and the community.

 

2. Intrinsically Motivated - Is a self-starter. Manages time effectively.

 

3. Creates Ownership Of Ministry - Is able to get others to "buy" into the vision.

 

4. Relates To The Unchurched - Is comfortable being around pre-Christian people.

 

5. Spousal Cooperation - The spouse supports and participates in the church plant.

 

6. Effectively Builds Relationships - Is a relational person who builds friendships easily and encourages others to do the same.

 

7. Committed To Church Growth - Pushes through the natural barriers to church growth.

 

8. Responsive To The Community - designs ministries that fit the community and mission of the church plant.

 

9. Utilizes Giftedness Of Others - understands how to help people identify their gifts and release them to use their gifts in unique ministries.

 

10. Flexible And Adaptable - Is comfortable with change. Can switch gears easily to adjust to change or take advantage of opportunities.

 

11. Builds Group Cohesiveness - understands people and knows how to get them to pull together as a team.

 

12. Resilient - Not Easily Discouraged - Is emotionally and psychologically strong. Is not overwhelmed by criticism or setbacks..

 

13. Exercises Faith - Has a consistent walk with God and trusts God to provide the resources and personnel for the church plant.