In the 2021 Leadership Institute seminar Creating Church Planting Networks and Partnerships, Shane Sunn discussed three bottlenecks for starting a new church.
“First is having the right planter—an available, properly assessed church planter,” Sunn said. “We always want to have planters in the pipeline.”
He noted that the other two potential bottlenecks for planting a church are funding and location.
“We know where we want to go next, and it’s not always a city,” Sunn said. “We just planted a church in Kansas in a community of 2,500 people. But we always want to have a variety of options available—we don’t fully know how the Holy Spirit is working in the planter’s life.”
Sunn is Director of the Aspen Grove Church Planting Network in Denver, Colo.
The Leadership Institute is an equipping component of the annual General Assembly meeting.