Church Planters Never Quit

photo-9The Church Planting journey can be lonely and discouraging. My journey has had its moments. Few friends have kept me going like Larry & Pat Badon. Larry would often call just at the right time to say, “How’s the family?” “How’s the boys?” “You been hunting lately?” And other questions that make you feel again after tough times. Yesterday was Larry’s last day as Church Planting Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He retires after planting church in New York state & training hundreds for the church planting journey in Louisiana. I’ve learned a lot from Larry & have appreciated his passion for the unchurched & for doing life at full speed. When asked yesterday what he’s going to do in retirement, he just said, “I want to do what I can to reach more people for Jesus.” Church planters never quit, but hopefully they’ll get the chance to retire with as much fruit to look back upon as Larry has.

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 October 1, 2013, in Church Planting, Reflecting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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