Making Cookies From Scratch

“Don’t start churches to make disciples. Start churches by making disciples.”
– Dave DeVries

I continue to emphasize the need for church planters to focus on multiplying disciples before they actually start services. A good analogy for this is making cookies rather than designing cookie jars. (Read post here.)

Recently, a church planter told me that they had their first baptism – several weeks before they’ve actually started public worship gatherings.

He told me – “It’s our first cookie from scratch.”

View testimony video here.

Church planting isn’t about the cookie jars – it’s about the cookies!

If you’re not making any cookies, you really don’t need a cookie jar.
Check out my thoughts in this video.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Start making cookies from scratch!


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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