“How many ER visits did you make as a child?” #churchplanting

This is one of my favorite questions to ask prospective church planters. The question behind the question is, are you a risk taker at heart?

My childhood consisted of lots of stitches; caused by nearly everything needing to be jumped off of, ran with, touched, explored, mishandled, thrown, or kicked. I’ve even got a few scars that wouldn’t be seen at this point except my mom probably just wouldn’t take me to the ER again for fear of an OCS visit.

Church didn’t capture my heart early on, probably because it seemed too safe. When I was invited to my first church plant in Irving, TX, I was home. Risky, messy, scary, challenging. I was the last one to leave & the first one to arrive the next week.

One of the challenges for us as church leaders is how do we provide opportunities for the kid with scars all over his face.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on June 21, 2012, in Church Planting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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