Howard Schultz wrote in his book “Forward”:
“But the entrepreneurial journey is not for everyone.Yes, the highs are high and the rewards can be thrilling. But the lows can break your heart. Entrepreneurs must love what they do to such a degree that doing it is worth sacrifice and, at times, pain. But doing anything else, we think, would be imaginable.”
This is such a good description of all of the successful church planters I know. They are entrepreneurs in the true sense of the word. They create something out of nothing. They are willing to sacrifice greatly to achieve their vision. This strength can become a weakness later as the adrenaline rush of planting gives way to the consistent, hard work of growing a church and developing leaders.