I just returned from Indianapolis, Indiana and the Church Planting for Dummies Conference.
I have much more to say, but I thought this needed to be said: Church planters and church planting conferences HAVE to be more honest with those looking to plant a church.
I remember the church planting conferences I went to before planting my first church. They emphasized vision, evangelism, being a leader, blah, blah, blah... All of that is good, but none of them were honest enough to say, "You are going to want to quite almost every day!" "People you trust while planting the church are going to leave you, and this will likely happen at the least opportune time." "You will have scars."
They said these things plus all the vision, evangelism, leadership stuff, and I think they are the better for it.