A church planter must have an unshakable confidence in the gospel, really believing it is the power of God unto salvation.
But to have a deep confidence in the gospel, you must have a deep grasp of the gospel. This is why theological development is necessary. It’s possible for church planters to have some attractive characteristics—winsome personality, unusual gifting, ability to gather people—only to have little depth theologically.
To be sure, there’s more to planting a church than being theologically robust. Knowing theology doesn’t make you a good leader. We must take into account the importance of loving people, knowing our context, being hard working and resourceful, and always pursuing godliness and prayer.
In this podcast episode, though, we want to shine a light on the importance of being a theologically driven church planter in this spiritually confused age. The church planter bears a great responsibility to rightly handle the word of truth, both outside and inside the church.
On this episode of Churches Planting Churches, it’s my pleasure to welcome Bryan Laughlin.
You can listen to this podcast episode here.