Monday, June 19, 2006

PowerPlant Nashville Follow-Up



I know that a lot of my friends from PowerPlant Nashville have been visiting our web site and blog. I would like to get some interaction going ... a bit of a dialogue.

Let me pose a couple of questions ... let's have some fun... Please respond with your comments.

1. What is the one thing that you have learned about Church Planting that has surprised you the most?

2. What do you see as your personal role in Church Planting? Do you see yourself involved in a new church start next year... in five years ... in ten years?

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

though you don't have a church building to meet in you will prosper because your doing what God has told you to do.

2nd ? i'm not sure yet but God will tell me in his time.

Zach

4:22 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I was suprised by the stories and how hard it was to do it! I mean I am wayyyyyy into church planting!

I plan on going to collage and finshing with a degree in church planting and going on to plant a church or more!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

Super cool, Zach. The church is definitely not about the building. It's all about people and relationships, man. You keep chasing after God, buddy, and He'll definitely show you the way!

Samantha, I love your enthusiasm. I copied your info from your card on Thursday. My wife, Kim, will be in touch with you about how you can stay "plugged in" to Church Planting in your area. In fact, I'll send you an e-mail here in just a bit to follow up and get a bit more info from you. I saw where you have signed up for a blog. Go ahead and get it up and running, send me the links, and I'll put you on as a link from the Mission M Possible blog. Cool Stuff...
Geoff

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Lacey said...

1. I learned that the population is growing and there are just not enough churches. I mean it's really awesome that we have missionaries going off to other countries to share the gospel, but look at our country. We need so much help, as well!

2. Well, it's funny you should ask that. I'm actually going to Washington!

PowerPlant helped open my eyes to what God was leading me to do! It gave me a heart with deeper compassion for the lost! I thank you, for your guidance!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

Lacey, what an awesome missional decision you have made for your life! Just keep chasing after Jesus and be faithful to he call that He has placed upon your life.
Geoff

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure God has a plan for me and I believe it involves church planting.
Your friend,
Zach

5:03 AM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

I'm glad, Zach. I want to help you stay connected to church planting.

By the way ... is this Zach E. in Avilla?

Geoff

5:05 AM  
Blogger Roger Ferrell said...

Hey guys,
This is Roger Ferrell from Mission M Possible. I just wanted to let Lacey know that I have some friends in Moscow, Idaho just across the border from Pullman, WA. There is a good SBC church there that can be an encouragement to you and the other folks planting in Pullman. I'd love to hook you up with them if you are interested.

And if any of you guys are interested in plugging in to some research, encouragement, or networking projects here at MMP, let me know. I'm encouraged by your comments! Keep em' coming. And ask any questions you like. Geoff and I would be glad to find the answers!

With zeal for His glory,
Roger

8:54 AM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

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10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Geoff,

God has shown me that church is not just a group of people in a building, but it's a group of people whorshiping and learning about God. It dosn't matter where you are. Wherever you are, you will prosper if you have God's blessing in that. I kinda knew that, but it didn't click until I went to 24 Church during the project and did church in a school gym. . . And second, I'm not sure yet, but God will show me in His time. But I know He wanted me to check Church Planting on the decision card ... so I guess He has a plan for me in Church Planting.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I am Zach E from Avilla (Well, actually I'm from Carthage but we go to church in Avilla.)

Your Friend,
Zach E

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Geoff,
Thanks for the great week in Nashville, You have stired the hearts of the adults who attended also. I have known all along that the people are the church and have known for some time that God wants me to plant a church. I am just trying to be patient to plant when and where HE wants me to plant. I look forward to your help along the way.
God's slave,
Paul

1:20 PM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

Paul,

I could tell that God was moving in your life ... I could see it in your eyes all week! :) I'll call soon. I want to help you on your way toward planting this collegiate-age church. Do you have a possible plan in mind? Do you think Will C. will come on board as your partner?

Geoff

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geoff,
I look forward to your call. Will C. would be valuable partner and I would love to have him as a partner. I'm not sure which direction God is leading him. I know that he feels lead to be involved in a college work of some kind.
God's slave,
Paul

4:15 PM  
Blogger lexi snider said...

hey this is lexi well i learned alot i learned that church is the people and what they are doin for GOD !!! i also learned what true worship is and how to really pray !!!! i really do feel called to the church planting ministry !!! i got your email but my computer is weird and wont let me send them so i will as soon as possible get that info to you !!!
but yes god truely blessed me through power plant !!!!!

1:29 AM  
Blogger Michael Jones said...

I don't feel that my role in church planting is to be the front person (Pastor). I definitely feel that I can be involved in some type of the setup aspect of the church. I am a better behind the scenes person.

Michael

6:21 PM  
Blogger Geoff Baggett said...

Michael, that is absolutely cool. Like we talked about in Nashville, it takes all kinds of help to plant a church. Usually, the "behind the scenes" people are the hardest ones to find. I want to help you connect with some church plants in your area. Send me an e-mail to geoff@missionmpossible.net ,and we'll make contact.

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geoff-
Before Powerplant I never really thought about planting a new church because I guess since I'd never been exposed to the process I never got involved. But powerplant helped show me ways to share God's love with people in a community I'd never step foot in before. We worked with Church at the River and I never thought I could be a part of starting a new church. We tend to think it's only for adults or preachers, but God showed me otherwise. It has been an experience I have learned from and i am looking foward to seeing what God can do through me in my future. So I guess the biggest thing I learned was that God can use teenagers like me and my friends to help further his kingdom just as he can use pastors, and I had never really sat down and thought about that before. I hope that in 5 or 10 years God will be able to use me in the church planting process through what He has planned for my life, but as of right now I honestly don't know where I'll be. I do know that Powerplant has opened my eyes to a whole other way of spreading God's word in the community and I'm pumped about how God can use me to further His kingdom in my future! Thanks for the experience and May God Bless!!
In His Love,
Elizabeth, TX

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there!

1. probably how hard it is to explain to people why we NEED new churches. some people just don't see why the old ones don't work.
and you feel like you're failing miserably when you try to give the reasons you learn in the sessions, because you forget and you stutter...

2. my role in church planting? oh, goodness! i really don't know. i don't really have any talents, but i'm willing to help, and i have passion for reaching people, now.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

howdy!

well, i'm really not sure what God has in mind for me. i really feel called to be a missionary in England.
i think that all started when i read a book about England, and it talked about how the nation that was once a place of revival and spiritual awakening, is now, basically, spiritually dead.

i'm not sure if i'll ever get to England or not, but reading that book (and it wasn't even a christian book! shows how God can show us things in the wierdest circumstances or places!)
opened my eyes to how many lost souls are wondering around out there with no God to love them. with basically a gigantic hole in their lives.

it also seriously opened my heart to want to reach those people.
it may end up being somewhere else, but right now, i feel called to England.

Go get 'em, guys!

Jesse D
Avilla Mo.

12:21 PM  

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