Matthew 17:1-9New International Version (NIV)
17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground, terrified.7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
How do you build excitement? There's no question that Jesus held nothing back when he took his core leaders to the mountain for the biggest eye-opener ever. He demonstrated that he was completely able to do all that he had brought in vision, values, and mission. He held nothing back.
No church planter can equal what Jesus was capable of doing. But every church planter can do their very utmost and should do their very best to get their team excited about what is about to happen.
The church planter can't hold nothing back. We are by the few days away from entering Jerusalem. The preparation time is coming to an end. There is no stopping the move towards launch time. Pentecost will be a season of fruit of the great sacrifice.
As a church planter you need to be ready and you need to hold nothing back.
On April 8 Gilgal Christian Community will be holding it Spring conference. We are all about church planting. If you would like to attend please call the church planter at 416 805 5850 or email The Church Planter at firstname.lastname@example.org