Better yet, let’s put this to the test.
Is your Church controlling you when it comes to the ministries you can create or serve in? Will they allow you to serve where the Holy Spirit is leading you to serve.
Can you decide what ministries your church is involved in?
Would your church leadership bless you to take 20+ quality leaders and start a new disciple-making church?
Better yet – Let’s prove it.
Tell your pastor that God’s Holy Spirit is leading you to leave the church to start a Disciple-making Church and tell him that 20-30 “very important” (name them) leaders are joining with you. Then ask Him if you have His blessing. Try to keep a straight face here. (Mike and John) You should try this. You are both ornery enough to pull this off.
If your pastor will bless you and release you & the people to do this you are in a God honoring -God releasing ministry. If your pastor does not give you his blessing than you are in a system of control. Jesus and His plan to reach the world is one of releasing to walk in Holy Spirit obedience.
God owns the people -the Church does not. The problem is that most churches do not know this.
I don’t know who “Mike and John” are, but I can tell you that I would be very excited if someone who was part of our church would try this. Of course, I would be very disappointed to find out it was “just a test”.
What about you? What about your pastor?