Don’t Launch a Church – Reach a City

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I spent time with one of my star mentees this past week – Ike Reighard.  Ike is an amazing communicator.  If you have a chance to be around him anytime, anywhere, go out of your way to allow a bit of Ike to rub off on you. He is utterly infectious.

He planted the first NorthStar Church in Atlanta.  Now, about eight years later, there are fifty around the US.

Before he planted he has pastored a number of great churches but was ready to plant. He now tells me that in our first conversation I gave him a couple of challenges that ended up spinning him big time.

I’ll pass on one to you here.

Don’t launch or lead a church – reach a city. Think in grand terms – that assumption will affect everything you do from the get go or from where you are now as you proceed forward.

Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.