There are a few things that every Church Plant/Small Church will be challenged with.
One obvious challenge is a lack of resources.
The financial needs of Church Plant/Small Churches are usually very obvious. What’s not as obvious, but just as challenging, is the lack of ideas, methods and materials designed with the small church in mind.
How many times have you read a book or went to a conference only to come home more depressed than you were before you read the book or attended the conference? The reason why you felt worse after reading that book or attending that conference is because most of the books being written and conferences being promoted is from a BIG or even a MEGACHURCH context/culture. But here’s the problem with that, most of what is designed in a megachurch simply does not translate to a small-average size church, especially a new church plant.
This is an issue that desperately needs to be addressed.
So how can Plant238 help?
Small churches need to be equipped with ideas and methods that can be used with:
- Limited money (this affects everyone but especially Church Plants/Small Churches)
- Limited staff (or more than likely NO STAFF)
- Limited training (most cannot afford to attend the various conferences that they would love to attend)
- Limited facilities (learn how to do the best you can with what you have right now)
Websites like Pinterest have become go-to places where people with common interests share wonderfully creative ideas for repurposing old materials, DIY projects, kid-friendly crafts, inexpensive interior design, etc.
So there is no reason why we can’t do the same kind of thing sharing for church plants and small churches!
Introducing Plant238…a ministry for Church Plants and Small Churches of 100 & Under.