This post was written by Milt Rodriguez:
For those of you who may not know, my wife Mary and I have been learning to plant organic churches for the last 25 years or so. In the beginning we had absolutely no experience and had no idea what we were doing. But we had a vision of His purpose and a strong desire to help see that purpose be fulfilled. So, for several years we basically experimented on God’s people! We learned what worked and what didn’t work. We also learned that we desperately needed some experience in genuine body life ourselves! After all, how could we impart an experience to a group of believers that we had never experienced (in an intentional way) ourselves?
Well, very fast forward several years and we finally received that experience and training and then were sent out to plant New Testament style organic churches ourselves. It was still very difficult but we learned much along the way. Now, we are having the glorious privilege and honor of training others to do the same! These are all folks who have been in one of the churches we have planted for at least three years and been fully recommended and sent to us for training by their respective churches.
Note: By posting this we are by no means claiming to be experts in this field! I don’t believe anyone is. We are all still learning and with every church plant we learn new things. After all, our Christ is so big and so vast that we will never stop learning to experience him and know him!
For further studies, please read this post: Encouragement to the called!
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