As Milton Friedman once noted, something as simple as a pencil cannot be made by one single person. In fact, if you look at the grand scale, it can take thousands, from the harvesters of the wood, to the harvesters of the graphite, to the rubber makers, to the metal workers who make the coupling, it can take thousands of workers.
This is exactly how any industry works, and the church is no exception.
I’ve seen many churches fail from a very early age because there were disagreements among the team as to how much input certain members had. This disagreement usually came from the lead church planter. Often, especially as newcomers to the industry, we’ll forget that God has put each person on our team for a reason. Each person in the group knows something that you don’t know, and therefore each person has something to offer.
But let’s not limit this to our own team, either. We have our supporters, our family and friends, the members of our community, and our congregation. Everyone has a component that they can offer.
Keep those around you involved. Be transparent, and most importantly, be humble. Remember, no one person can build a church.