I have written in previous blog posts and in a book about High Impact Church Planting, and about putting to rest the “size vs impact” debate in my book, God Size Your Church. To review, here is my definition of a High Impact Church:
A high-impact church breaks through spiritual, social, and leadership barriers to establish new churches, new ministries, and reach new people for Christ. High-impact churches confront the law of inertia and the reality of human lethargy with a passionate, purposeful pursuit of God’s plan for evangelism in their area.
What About Me?
God calls many people to minister in large, populated cities and metro areas. There are tremendous ministry needs there, to be sure. But we also feel that God’s calling many people to plant high-impact churches in the small, rural towns and outlying areas across our country. Perhaps you’re being called to give birth to a new ministry in a whole new area, or maybe you’re being challenged to transform your existing church into a high-impact church. Either way, the angels will rejoice when lives are changed by the good news of the gospel of Christ. Perhaps you’re a high-impact church leader in waiting – what are you waiting for?
Can you lead that kind of church in your area? I believe if you are called, you MUST lead that kind of church! Here are my suggestions for how to do that…
You Can Lead a High-Impact Church in Your Community