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 the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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