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Coaching Pioneer Church Planters: Use of Time, by Jeannette Slater

Jun 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Missions Coaching - Guest Posts

jeannetteslaterBecause church planters have to pay attention to all aspects of the church planting effort, it is easy to get distracted into activities that are tangential to the church plant itself. Interests or opportunities that contribute to their sense of well-being or sense of accomplishment are not wrong but if those activities start to take up an inordinate amount of time to the detriment of the church plant, there may be some adjustments needed.

What activities in your day directly relate to the establishment of the new church through relationship building with new people or in equipping leaders?

  • What administrative tasks are taking up large amounts of your time and energy?
  • Where are you spending time that doesn’t relate to the church plant?
  • How do you feel about the balance of where you are spending your time and energy? What adjustments might be needed?

Part 3: Coaching Pioneer Church Planters: Reproducibility (Next Week)


Jeannette Slater, a coach with Coaching Mission International, has been coaching church planters for 14 years and has done extensive research and writing on pioneer church planting. She has also been involved in several church plants herself.
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