John Stott famously said that the secret to effective preaching is not mastering certain techniques, but being mastered by certain convictions. The same is true for church planting.
And when it comes to planting a church, people commonly suggest various tricks and tips. But we need something more. We need theological foundations that will stand the test of time. Theological foundations drive us to church planting, and theological convictions will keep us faithful in church planting.
And yet, a person with conviction isn’t necessarily qualified for ministry. It’s also essential that others recognize one’s doctrine and life, and thus commend him for the task of church planting. Thus conviction and commendation must go together.
To help us think about these two things as they pertain to church planting, I’m excited to have Eric Mason with me on the podcast today.