I started my church 11 years ago with big dreams for God.
Church planting networks want people with big dreams for God.
We create huge conferences to encourage people to dream big dreams for God.
At this point your “cynic radar” is already starting to go off as you read this. Bear with me a little longer before you cast me off.
Try to name one person in the New Testament who had “big dreams for God” in the way pastors and church planters are taught to. The first people who come to my mind were the Jewish crowd in Matthew 21:1-11 who laid their coats on the ground while waiving palm branches as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. This was “big thing” energy at its height as people shouted praises to Jesus and proclaimed him as their Messiah.
This frenetic crowd was made up of the same mob who shouted “Crucify him!” later in the week. Continue Reading…