Last week, Brandon Levering posted five ways established churches should think like plants. I thought it was brilliant. Statistics show that the vast majority (some studies cite upwards of 80%) of those coming to Christ, do so in churches under 3 years old. Perhaps there’s something inherent about their status as a young church that others can learn from.
- Church plants clearly define their mission and keep it before them in everything they do.
- Church plants feel an acute sense of urgency to engage in evangelism.
- Church plants tend to better understand the culture they’re engaging.
- Church plants use a wider portion of the congregation in service.
- Church plants are more likely to think strategically about planting more churches.
(Read the entire post here.)
Let’s flip the title for a second though, and ask this (because it’s a healthy question to ask):
What are some things that church plants can learn from established churches?