There are only seven evangelical church buildings on the entire Arabian Peninsula, and land hasn't been given for this purpose in 15 years. Suddenly, that has changed.
Tag Archives: Church Planting
Though we had eight years of ministry experience under our belts at an established church, we didn't yet know all that we didn't know.
What will be attractive to a lost world is the gospel we proclaim and the distinctive community life it creates.
Churches in small-town America already own enough properties; we just need to be more strategic in how we're using them.
Generalizing about a group of people tells me nothing about the specifics of my neighbor.
Church planting and missions isn't a byproduct of the young Reformed resurgence of the last decade but something embedded in the Reformation's God-centered commitment to advancing the gospel.
For the greater part of my Christian life, I did not understand the significance of courage in the process of Christian growth. By not exercising a good measure courage early on in my previous pastoral work, I myself was a major factor in the rise of forceful personalities against me that eventually were used of the Lord in my dismissal from my first pastorate. Now, as a church-planting shepherd, I am in need of even more courage than I was as a revitalization pastor at an established church.
Ever wonder what it would be like to learn church planting at Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church? Redeemer City to City is an organization that gives you access to the church’s best church planting resources. Their website features training materials used at Redeemer and tons of other church planting resources. The website also seeks to [...]
J. D. Payne, the director of the Church Planting Center at Southern Seminary, writes: I have been troubled by what I believe is a missiological malpractice among many church planters today. If we say we are Kingdom citizens living by a Kingdom Ethic, then that Ethic must govern all of life, including our church planting philosophies and methods. Payne proposes 11 [...]
Christianity Today posted yesterday a compilation of thoughts by various Christian leaders on the subject of multisite churches. By publishing "Should Multisite Campuses Be Church Plants Instead?" CT recognizes this growing movement and how opinions vary as to whether or not multisite is best. For more thorough discussion of multisite campuses, please see these 9Marks [...]