Lessons learned from planting churches while very young Part 1

I was part of the leadership team that planted Crossroads Presbyterian Church back in 2000-2001 and Hobart Central Christian Church in 2002 (closed down in 2005). Most of us had just started to shave and learned how to make a grilled cheese sandwich.

One thing I learned about having a church full of very young leaders is that everybody is still figuring everything out.

Most of us still don't have diaries and still forget our girlfriend's birthday, let alone who was going to write the kitchen roster or who had the keys to the hired hall.

Most of us found responsibility a challenge and even after a while a drag and a burden. There was noone in the church who could just do a job, faithfully, easily, longterm without dropping the ball. We were all still getting the hang of making lunch each morning before work.