Preparing is the time of great anticipation. The groundwork is laid so that when the church plant is actually launched, it will be built by a crew of artisans who possess both the necessary skills and an acurate understanding of the task. Preparing is broken down to two subphases: targeting & commissioning and understanding & strategizing. Neither should be neglected. So what tasks should be accomplished on these phases of preparing? What is the role of a church planter? In this section of the lecture "Development Phases of Church Planting" Craig Ott focuses on these two subphases, when it is necessary to focus on team building and learning more about people and culture.
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