The Top Six Reasons Why Church Planters Fail – John Boruff

Based on about 4 or 5 articles written by church planters who failed, and who took the time to share the reasons why they believe they failed; I have listed below the common denominators between them.

1. The pastor is not prophetically guided; he is just a copycat.

2. The pastor lacks financial independence; and so, he compromises with Jezebel spirits/big givers.

3. The pastor didn’t form the church into a theologically united community that loves each other.

4. The pastor, if at one time prophetically guided, comes to compromise the original vision of the church.

5. The pastor was arrogant and unteachable.

6. The pastor was a quitter.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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