Jonathan Dodson is a friend and fellow Austin Church Planter. He recently spoke at the Acts 29 Bootcamp in Dallas. His topic was Spirit-led Ecclesiology: Following The Spirit Through Church Planting.
I personally think this is a much needed discussion for all church planters. Jonathan argues that church planters can fall into two categories.
1. Apostolic Moxy: Put your head down and move forward at all cost. Planter relies more on self then Spirit. BTW: Think lower-case apostolic.
2. Academic Model and Methods: This type of planter is more formal and tends to rely on Academia more then the Spirit.
While both of the above are important aspects to Church Planting; it’s more important for us to be Spirit-led gospel planters. Take a moment and listen to the audio and allow it to challenge you’re thinking and prayerfully we can become the people of God who are being led by the Spirit of God. John 6:63