I buy a lot of coffee for church planters. Most times they are fresh to town, and they’re ready to charge hell with a super soaker. A few sips into my coffee I ask them, “If this church doesn’t make it are you going to stay?” They usually have no answer.

I had the privilege of spending a few days with Eugene and Jan Peterson in their home a few months back. As a steady pastor and author he has accidentally mentored me from a distance for years. When a friend asked him the question, “what advice do you have

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Alan

Alan Briggs is the Director of Frontline Church Planting, the Multiplying Pastor at Vanguard Church. He is a proud dad of 4 and a missionary to his neighborhood and city. His book ‘Staying is the New Going’ releases September 1st wherever books are sold.