A few random lessons from Fatherhood, Church Planting, Denominational work:

  • Experience in church planting just means you understand how hard the journey is going to be.
  • A five-month old puppy can tear up anything. Anything!
  • There is lots of ways to sponsor a church plant, but the most successful plants happen when senior leaders bet the farm and make it a top tier priority. That’s why multi-site works. Leadership buys in and is willing to pay the bills – spiritually, physically, and financially – putting the name of the ministry on the line for the sake of the plant. 
  • Entrepreneurial leaders make it happen anyway, because no is not an answer when the eternal destinies of people are at stake. 
  • The community is very open to the involvement of the faith community when we can fit them into our schedule.
  • No matter what you tell them, children insist on following your example.
  • 1 & 2 Corinthians could have been written to the churches in North America yesterday.
  • Hurting people, hurt people, and are more easily hurt by people.  
  • God is raising up a generation of young people who are ready to change the scorecard for the church from “how much, how many, how often” to community transformation and people development.
  • Don’t give people large-scale influence with others based upon potential and likeability. Humility, an others orientation, and teachability are the best predictors that influence will be multiplied in positive ways.
  • The way to Christ-likeness is to be consumed with serving others instead of being served.
  • There’s not enough Philippians 2:3-4 or Hebrews 13:17 in most churches today.
  • I have a lot of lessons to learn and I’m learning to pay attention to the people and experiences God is putting into my life. 

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of two rowdy young men: Jackson (18), Hudson (14). And one Princess: Katherine Jubilee or “Kate” (8) - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful to others & fruitful for God.

Posted on July 9, 2009, in Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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