It is my privilege to have Pastor Ken Adams from Crossroad Church in Newnan, GA joining me on my next Webinar scheduled for August 20th at 11AM EDT. Ken and I go way back to our very first church plant. I was serving as a Church Planting Missionary in an area just south of Atlanta. My role was to catalyze a movement of church plants. I did this by using my catalytic gifts to start churches, and at other times, I came along other church planters and helped them as they started. Crossroad Church was my very first church start. I spent about a year doing the many tasks required to prepare for a church plant, and we launched weekly worship service in an elementary school on March 26, 1989, with 178 people in attendance. After several months, we had a solid core of people, and I handed it off to Ken Adams, who became their first and only pastor. I include this image as visual proof. At the time, we were on the cutting edge of church planting complete with overhead transparencies, a six-channel soundboard, and a guitar-playing worship leader. I had a budget of $10,000 to launch the church, which was unheard of, and I spent $6,000 of it.
Pastor Ken showed up early in the summer of 1989 and has been making disciples ever since. What started in an elementary school has become a disciple-making movement. One of the critical factors leading to this is that Ken is a disciple-making pastor. If you want a disciple-making church, you must become a disciple-making pastor. Recently Ken was speaking at a pastor event where he asked the pastors how many of them had been discipled by someone. The majority of those in the room had not. Maybe you can relate and want to join us in this webinar where we will give you practical steps for being discipled and catalyze a movement of disciple-makers.
David Putman is the founder of Planting the Gospel and a Senior Lead Navigator with Auxano the category leader in vision clarity. When David isn't writing or consulting he enjoys staying fit and competing at Crossfit.