It wasn’t until the last 70 years that church planting became a professional enterprise. In the book of Acts, the apostles were “unskilled and ordinary” (Acts 4:13). Their qualifications didn’t come from being degreed at an accredited institution of “higher learning.” Their qualification came from learning from the one who came from “on high.”
I am especially drawn to Acts 8:1-8 where the apostles stayed back in Jerusalem when the persecution came. It was the ordinary people who took the message and mission forward and the church grew and there was great job! Go look that one up, read it and be prepared to find yourself in those verses.
God has always used the ordinaries to create movements.
Does it make you wonder if maybe one of the reasons we aren’t seeing movements today is because we have restricted our expectations to who can start movements to a group of people not inclined to start movements?
Can anyone plant a church?
Yes and no.
Not everyone should start a church but anyone God calls can and should.
Maybe God is calling you…I would love to hear from you!