Reaching people is costly. It cost Jesus everything.  It cost Paul. It cost Oscar Schindler. At the end of the film Schindler’s List, Schindler weeps as his eyes search frantically around for something that could have been used to save just one more soul.  He pulls on his coat sleeves, “These cuff links…one more!”  This car…five, maybe ten more”! He collapses in sobs.

Oscar Schindler was a nobody, but he had something to invest in saving others. Schindler seized the opportunity at the onset of WW2 to become a munitions manufacturer, and broke his precious alabaster jar of a cushy life and did what he could. Make no mistake; mission is going to cost you.  Mission will suck your time, money, energy, privacy, preferences, and your gifts.  And you may not be rich like Schindler, but you’ve got a life to invest. As David Platt points out that the kingdom needs more christians who aren’t asking ‘what can I afford?’ but “what’s it going to take?’

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Hardcore church planter Season 8

episodes 3 and 4

Everyone’s A Genius An

Welcome to Season 8 Episode’s 3 and 4 of the Hardcore Church Planting Podcast with Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell. Today’s post will bring you up to speed with This week’s and last week’s episodes!

In last week’s episode I interviewed Alan Briggs. Alan is the founder of Frontline Church Planting, and the author of many books, including “Everyone’s A Genius.” To get straight to listening Click Here and to download in iTunes click here.

In this week’s episode, The Fittest Church Planter Ever, I interviewed Brandon Woodruff. Brandon is a church planter in New York who provides for his family by being a personal trainer – especially for other pastors and church planters. To get straight to listening Click Here and to download in iTunes click here.

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I have to warn you about this God of ours.  I’ll let you in on a little secret about Him.  He cares a lot about the people out there.  So much so, that he’d sacrifice His own son to reach them…and he’d sacrifice you.

Let me say that again.  He’d sacrifice your life to rescue theirs.

God knows that in order to win a war, you have to sacrifice soldiers.

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The Big “E” in Church Planting

CPP #261

Church planter podcast_The Big E in Church Planting

 This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss the Big “E” in church planting. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here.

I can’t tell you exactly what the Big “E” of church planting is, you need to go listen to the podcast for that. I can tell you that it is very important for any

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Paul was a man on the move, like a gospel Navy Seal, he would infiltrate a culture, and with deadly efficiency, complete his objective, nail his target, and he was gone with a splash as he moved on to the next one. The glass slipper of a mega church would never have fit the travel worn soles of the apostle’s blistered and calloused feet.  Paul would rather plant churches “where Christ has not been named” than to stay in on spot and show off the prowess of his preaching from the pulpit.  Paul was a front-liner.  He was down-and-dirty in the trenches.  If you’re called to a church planting core team, then this is what you’ve been called to.  There will be shrapnel embedded in your body, and mud under your fingernails.  There will be blood.

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