The 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting
Featuring # 4
The Barnabas Principle
Every church planter needs a mentor. A mentor is someone who has been where you want to go
and is willing to help you get there.
Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.” - II Kings 4:2
I love the comment in the Maxwell Study Bible regarding the story of this poor widow who came to Elisha for help: “There is something about ‘nothing’ that moves God’s hand. He loves leading us to empty places where we can lean only upon His provision.” Typically, a new church begins with nothing but a God-given vision. There are no people. There is no money. There is no building. There is just the leader and the vision. The lack of resources forces the leader to...
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