Whether you are aspiring to do so or aspiring to support, knowing the role of a church planter can help any disciple understand more deeply the needs of a church, its members and its work. This article by Mark Hallock discusses just this!
The most basic responsibility of the shepherd-planter is to know his sheep. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me” (John 10:14). This means it’s not enough for pastors to know their sheep as one massive whole on a macro-level. Rather, we must know each person individually, from the nursery to the nursing home.
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