the following quotes come from Elmer Towns in his book, Getting a Church Started in the Face of Insurmountable Odds with Limited resources in Unlikely Circumstances. pp. 11-14
The man who desires to build a church is usually motivated by the “impossible dream” and he must accomplish the “unperformable task.”
One of the greatest tasks a man can do today is start a church.
It is God he magnifies.
A church is always built by a man, but is never built on a man.
Simply, the church fails because the leader has not learned the basic steps of Christianity.
If he doesn’t have it all when he begins, he must gain it soon and in the acquiring process, he will build a church. If he doesn’t personally grow in ratio commensurate to his vision, he will never establish and build the great influential church of his dreams.
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