Healthy Growth, part 4: Philosophical Unity

Agreement on Priority and Methods

Relationships… it’s about relationships, stupid. About 6% of the population thinks like a lead planter or pastor or preacher. Doctrine. Mission. The Glory of God. Everyone’s for them, but they’re rarely enough to recruit, inspire, motivate, and retain people as you grow leaders, teams, and the church. If you underestimate the power of relationship, then growth will head in an unhealthy direction because of unmet relational needs. Never underestimate relationships.

This blog comes from reflections on Scripture and excerpts from Larry Osborne’s bookSticky Teams. I’m writing to prospective and current planters, pastor teams, deacons and staff teams, volunteers who lead people, and those in leadership at Mission Church (

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