Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches

Planting a church is a big investment. Church planters pour themselves out for the sake of the flock and the lost. This leads to a right personal connection between the planter and the church—which can make leadership transitions especially challenging.

Not only is it emotionally costly, but it’s also difficult on a practical level. We don’t want to see the church we’ve planted wither when our time is done.

Therefore, we must intentionally pave the way for the next pastor. This is implied in Paul’s instructions to Timothy: “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (1 Tim. 2:2). A crucial part of planting is ensuring that faithful men will be able to lead the church when we’re gone. But how exactly can church planters do this?

I’m excited to have two brothers with me on the podcast today who have recently done this very thing. Blaine Boyd and Luke Humphrey are pastors on the Arabian Peninsula.

Listen to this episode of Churches Planting Churches.