Becoming Irrelevant

Stephen M. R. Covey has written a great book called The Speed of Trust.

When talking about credibility he writes,” Unless you are continually improving your skills, you’re quickly becoming irrelevant. And when you’re irrelevant, you’re no longer credible.” (p 98)

For church planters, credibility is vital. Without credibility, no one will trust your leadership. No one will follow you.

Unless you pursue the right skills and training to plant a church, you will lack credibility as a church planter. You might have integrity and good motives, but without the skills necessary to start a new church, you will never be credible.

If you want to be credible as a church planter – develop the capabilities necessary!

Ask yourself…

  • What capabilities do I have as a church planter that make me credible and that inspire the trust and confidence of others?
  • What experiences have I had in developing my capabilities as a church planter that affect the confidence I have in myself?
  • What could I do this week (or this month) to improve my capabilities as a church planter?

The CMTC Church Planters’ Bootcamp provides excellent training for church planting teams. You can discover more here.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Don’t become irrelevant. Develop the capabilities you need to be credible in your calling.

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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