Amazing post from sister in Christ Ms. Maci Shingleton. Read every word!
When my family began the process of planting a church over 3 years ago, I asked my parents if we could have an application process for our members. That way we could weed out the fake / lazy Christians right off the bat. They laughed. I was kind of serious. I have seen Christ so at work in His people throughout my life that I didn’t want the church we started to turn into a typical Bible-Belt congregation. I love the church too much to comfortably be a part of that. I have seen and believe that the power of Christ is strong enough to overcome that.
About a year ago I secretly grew really frustrated with my home church. I stepped away from the girl’s small group I was leading and really wondered if maybe God was going to call me to another church. Church planting is…
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