I love getting to work with church planters. Passion for Planting, a ministry of New Life Christian Church (Chantilly, VA), got me started in project management for church planters in late 2007. I rejoined their staff in early 2017 and continue to get to help church planters navigate the details of starting new churches.
Not long ago I met a pastor who was 7 years in to his plant and admitted to me that he was spending more than 50% of his time on administration. Ugh! My dream is to help planters set up such healthy and maintainable systems that they don’t find themselves in that same spot in their year seven.
I live and work in the greater Sacramento, CA metro. My wife & I are raising 3 kids; well, young adults, really. My parents gave me a great gift as a kid when they dragged me along as they helped plant a church. We have tried to do the same for our kids – they have all grown up putting out chairs, winding up cables, and serving the church alongside us.
There are lots of great blogs out there on church planting theory and leadership principles. This blog stands in the gap and will help you move from theory to execution. There are a bunch of things that have to get done to start a new church here in the US. I’m passionate about helping planters like you get through those tasks quickly so that you can do what God has called you to do – lead and serve people.
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More About Me
I grew up near Seattle, WA and graduated high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to Southern California for college and graduated with a music degree. I’m sure the only way I made it through the music program was by organizing the heck out of it.
By the time we graduated, my wife & I were already married. We felt that all the doors were closed to us in SoCal, so we moved that same weekend back up here to NorCal. We landed at a church-planting church and were quickly drawn into the life & mission of planting churches.
I love to be out in nature and take monthly hikes up into the Sierras and the historic Mother Lode. I’m pretty handy around the house, but never would have made it in the trades; I can tell you where all the rookie imperfections are in my home improvement projects.
If you’re into personality profiles, my StrengthsFinder strengths are:
True confession: I would make a horrible lead planter. But working with them has become a great symbiotic relationship. I often say that I wouldn’t have anything to organize or systematize if the planters weren’t out there following their dreams and taking new ground. And most planters need help with putting wheels on their vision and making concrete plans to get from here to there.