Let’s be honest, most Lead Pastors are not great with details and most Executive Pastors are not great with risky church planting environments that need loads of new vision. But every now and then, you can get these two types of guys together to plant a church and something cool happens. I got to be one of those guys when Ed Marcelle and I planted Terra Nova Church together a few years ago. He focused on the vision, I made sure the vision happened. Here is some teaching I did at an Acts 29 Network Regional Event at Eric Mason’s Epiphany Church in Philadelphia, PA. The focus here is on the pre-launch period and the first 6-12 months into a church plant. And it’s written from the perspective of an Executive Pastor. It’s a lot of details, so buckle up!

Enjoy the teaching here on Acts 29 Network’s website.

Written by Phil Taylor
My name is Phil. I spent 20 years as an Executive Pastor and now I serve churches all over through consulting and coaching. I wrote "Defining The Executive Pastor Role" and "Eldership Development-From Application to Affirmation". My greatest passion is helping others bring vision into reality. I've been married for 25 years, and we have three kids and one grandchild.