Posted in: Meet a Church Planter
Meet a Church Planter: Marc Pilon in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Acts 29: Tell us about your calling to plant.
Marc: I am still very surprised to have been called to plant a church, as I had never even thought of church planting before this time last year. God had a plan though and He is carrying it out amazingly, He has placed a specific personal call on my heart and it has been confirmed and shared by my wife, my friends, the pastoral team of my sending church and by Acts29. I go ahead in trembling but in faith as I see God's plan unfold.
Acts 29: How did you become involved with Acts 29? What have been the biggest benefits of being in the network?
Marc: I attended an Acts29 Boot Camp, I loved the fact that Acts29 Churches are focused on being Christ-Centered and Culturally relevant. I started my application process when I got a confirmation from God that He was calling me to plant a church and I suddenly felt so incapable of fulfilling the task that I wanted to get all the advice and help I could find. Acts29 has been great and very insightful in evaluating me, my family, our planting strategy and guiding us in each steps we move forward. The concept of a network is great as within Acts29 it is so easy to find people who have in the past been through what you are going through right now and that advice, wisdom and experiance being shared in priceless.
Acts 29: What advice do you have for men who are wrestling with the decision to plant?
Marc: Do not plant a Church unless you feel God is forcing you to do it and that you will be disobeying Him if you don't. Else, when the difficulties come you will ask yourself if you got there because God has wanted you there or if you simply got there because it was your own desire and this can only lead to disaster.