We recognize that the first years of launching a church are crucial and an all-encompassing experience for the planter and for his family. These early years that stretch through particularization require significant emotional, spiritual, and methodological support. According to Church Multiplication Ministries (CMM),
Today’s Pastor faces unprecedented challenges. The complex and changing dynamics of family, theology, worship, marriage, time management, finances (just to name a few) can be overwhelming. The pastor often feels ill-equipped by his seminary education to handle all these challenges and in many cases the pastor retreats into isolation and anxiety.
These demands prioritize the need for church planting coaching. Church Smart Resources notes,
Every study we have done shows that church leaders will do a better job leading their church to health if they have a coach who comes alongside to encourage them, ask questions, offer resources and hold them accountable.
Therefore, Reach South Texas requires each church planter to have a church planting coach for encouragement, wisdom and strategic counsel.