A Little Dreaming Goes a Long Way

2016-02-02 19.49.13
NewThing Leadership Training Center – Residency

I was sitting in our Leadership Training Center the other night listening to our residents talk of their dreams to start new things for the Kingdom.

These residents are being called to plant churches in places as close as Chicago and as far away as China. I love that they’re dreaming big things for the Kingdom.

The dreams of church planters are special. They’re dreaming of helping people; they’re dreaming of bringing the Kingdom to earth. You might say, the dreams of church planters have eternal significance.

When a new church is planted, people’s pasts will be redeemed, presents will have purpose and futures will have hope. A new church plant is a place where people find God and then pursue His mission in the world. Everything gets better in a community when a new church is planted.

I am so grateful to have this front-row seat to seeing what God can do through church planters. I am grateful for these men and woman who God calls to the challenge of church planting.

It’s true, God calls us in different ways. And there are many ways to further the mission of Jesus in the world.

Church planting…well there’s just nothing better if you ask me.

If God is calling you to plant, get assessed ASAP to determine if you have the competency, character and calling for starting a church. There are lots of organizations like NewThing out there to help you. Feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear your dream.

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Author: Patrick

Patrick O'Connell is the Global Director of NewThing. He is passionate about helping people start new things. He didn't grow up in church. He dabbled in atheism and punk rock (which he still loves) but eventually found his way back to God. He wants to leverage his knowledge, experiences and understanding of church planting and Kingdom to help people find and follow Jesus. He's sold out for the mission of God and believes that the church is the hope of the world. He's married to Nancy and they have three great kids. He likes to run, read and hangout with friends.

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