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The Calling of a Planter - Mark Driscoll

The Calling of the Planter: Video

Mark Driscoll


The opening session of the 2009 Acts 29 Boot Camp held in Seattle on March 9-10, 2009.


 13 Questions to Determine God's Call of a Church Planter


The first one is mandatory. One other is needed as well (not every one).

1. Have I responded to the gospel call & received the Spirit?

2. Is the Holy Spirit out ahead of me planting the church?


3. Is my church planting call obvious to other godly leaders? (Acts 2:14)

4. Has God confirmed my church plant by showing up in miraculous power? (Acts 3 & 4)

5. Am I reaching lost people to start my plant? (Acts 8:5-9, 12)

6. Has Jesus showed up & told me to plant? (Acts 9:15-16)

7. Has God called me to plant through a vision? (Acts 10-11:18; 16:9-10)

8. Has God providentially relocated me to plant? (Acts 11:19-21)

9. Is God sending me to plant because my church does not much need me? (Acts 13:1-3)

10. Is God calling me to plant because I am wasting my time in a toxic place? (14:1-7)

11. Am I called to be a catalytic church planter or plant a church planting church center? (Acts 14:23-26)

12. Has God called me to plant by giving me a deep burden for a city/people? (Acts 17:16)

13. Has God called me to plant by giving me a core group? (Acts 18:7-8)