Today I had the privilege of participating in the Exponential One Day Church Planter’s event in Salt Lake City. This is a one day gathering just for the purpose of encouraging planters and their spouses. We didn’t talk about strategies, models, or best practices. We talked about where we find our encouragement, what our frustrations are, the schemes of the enemy to derail us, and fixing our eyes on Jesus to persevere.
God is bringing some awesome church planters to Utah! When I came here many years ago to plant, there was no place to fellowship with other planters. There were very few sources of encouragement. These new planters are going to far surpass some of us old-timers! It’s a joy to be able to have some small role to play in encouraging these courageous, committed men and women to succeed.