What I did not know, was that the more clear I got about who we were theologically, culturally, and functionally would help people know that our church was not for them. A vague vision leaves room for everyone, but a clear vision does not. If no one ever leaves your church it may be that your vision is simply to vague. I wish I could go back and tell myself to prepare to lose people as I became more clear regarding who God had called us to be.
Ryan Huguley on clarity of vision and the three most prominent lessons he learned in the first three years of planting a church.
If I were to give you a list of the “Top 10 Ways I’d Like to Spend My Summer,” fundraising would most likely not make that list. Nevertheless, this is where my wife and I find ourselves.
As we look forward to the long months to come, I have made it a point to seek out others who have had experiences with fundraising. Not only do they offer valuable advice, wisdom, and best practices, but they often share stories that are encouraging reminders of God’s faithfulness. In an article from the Acts 29 website, Matthew Kruse does just this as he shares 10 key insights from his experience raising $150,000 in 40 days for Seven Mile Road. This is a valuable read for church planters and others engaged in the fundraising process. Check out the article HERE.