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lesson 1: don’t compromise your vision for finances

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : November 10, 2006

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen church planters soften or change their vision to “fit” the planting agencies expectations. Don’t do it. To change your vision because knowledgeable people convince you that your vision needs to change is wise. To change your vision because you can get money for doing so is prostitution. I think I did this early on with Missio Dei; it wasn’t exactly intentional, but if money weren’t involved I know for certain we would have done things differently. I think it is better to be bivocational and faithful to your vision than it is to be fully funded and a compromiser.

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