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What church planters taught me...

Over the last two weeks, I have been involved in a couple of conferences; one in Atlanta and today, I'm in Orangeburg, right outside of Charleston, hanging at The Sticks with Artie Davis and crew. In both conferences I've had the privilege to speak to young church planters, as well as guys who have been in the game for a  long time. 

  I have been a lead pastor for over twelve years now, yet I still find myself learning from everyone around me. Here's a few things that young church planters reminded me of over the last two weeks.

1. Passion is Contagious: I loved sitting and talking to these guys and hearing their hearts. They're excited about Jesus and ready to conquer the world! As I sit and listen to their story, my own passion became rekindled. These young planters reminded me that passion is contagious. May we never lose our love, excitement, and fervor for what we do. 

2. Love souls, not stages: Last week I spoke at Planting the Gospel. I was so impressed with the h…