The 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting
Featuring # 4
The Barnabas Principle
Every church planter needs a mentor. A mentor is someone who has been where you want to go and is willing to help you get there.
Mentors are invaluable gifts to the church!
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Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. -Proverbs 19:21
A Kenyan leader, Dr. Francis Kamau, asked me to speak to about 100 church planters, pastors and spouses who are involved in a School of Ministers. We didn’t discuss what he wanted me to teach. He just asked me to share my heart. I’d been praying about what the Lord wanted me to teach and felt led to share the Twelve Biblical Principles of Church Planting. The group of men and women were very attentive. Then, I got to Principle #4: “Every Church Planter Needs a Mentor.” Francis laughed. Evangelist Teresa laughed. Everybody laughed...
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