Four Things Your Church Should Know about Fostering a Church

Episode #586
November 5, 2019
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In today’s episode, Thom interviews Sam about four things your church should know about fostering another church. There are neighboring churches in your community struggling and need your church’s love. Listen in as the discussion covers leadership tips and boundaries for fostering churches.

  1. The motive has to be pure.
  2. Most fostering will not become adoptions.
  3. The leadership factor still remains key.
  4. Fostering beyond 18 to 24 months can create dependence.

Other highlights:

  • The goal of fostering a church is to help them return to a state of independence. 
  • Trust that breaks down will eventually be detrimental to any relationship.
  • Fostering is local churches helping local churches. 
  • God gave you a specific address for a specific reason. Loving your neighbor applies to people and churches.
  • If leadership is not aligned, then you should not move forward. 

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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