Been browsing the Redeemer Church Planting manual – great resource – and was struck by these two points under the characteristics of a church planter…
1. Prayer: convinced that prayer is more than a devotional practice; prayer is the work of ministry.
2. Spiritual vitality: exhibits a compelling walk with God demonstrated in a deep commitment to Christ and his Word.
I am not sure that in Australian Church planting cirlces we emphasize this enough. We tend to focus on gifts and a readiness to fight. I am praying as of today that I will be convinced prayer is a work of ministry (Luke 10; Acts 6).