7 Huge Myths in Church Planting

Noble shares 7 myths that will change the way you see your church plant and allow for your full potential.

#1 – There is a way to do church … and my way is it!

Be VERY careful what you speak against …you will probably put it into practice one day!

There isn’t ONE WAY to do church … there are many ways. Our job as church planters is to seek God for HIS specific vision for our church.

#2 – Details do not matter.

I used to say this … until I read through the first five books of the Bible and began to see how focused God was on the details! EVERYTHING the church does MATTERS!

#3 – I should allow anyone to do ministry who says they are called. 

We used to have a philosophy, “If you want to start a ministry, go for it—we will support you!”

THAT was one of the dumbest things we ever said!

Just because some people have a HEART for ministry doesn’t mean they have the calling for it!

“But they love to [fill in the blank—sing, teach, etc.].”  I am sure they love to … but passion for something doesn’t always equal calling.

#4 – These people will always love me.

Not trying to be a pessemist … but I remember hearing someone tell me the people who started the church with me would not always be with me. I thought, “No way … we are all in this together.”

Sure enough, a year into the plant, around half of the core group was gone. The people who begin with you usually won’t stay with you because they have a hard time handling change … and they hate losing access to you!

#5 – Launching new ministries is a sign of success.

This myth KILLS momentum. Churches naturally think doing “more” is a sign of success … I say it is a sign of stupidity!

People always expect a growing church to do “more,” and because of that, ministry across the board usually winds up getting watered down.

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Perry Noble
Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, Greenville and Florence, South Carolina. At just nine years old, the church averages over 10,000 people during weekend services and is launching another campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Perry is convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. A prolific blogger, he’s also the author of Blueprints: How to Build Godly Relationships.