The Author

Jim Essian is lead pastor of The Paradox Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Jim is the author of Jesus for You: He Became Like You So You Could Become Like Him. He’s married to Heather, and they have three daughters. You can follow him on Twitter.

3 Ways Church Planting Will Test Your Patience

I’ve seen church planters try to plant a vision and not a church. Don’t do that. The Lord plants people for you to love.