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9Marks Explained : A Letter From Mark Dever

The Math Doesn't Work: Why the Future of Church Planting is Bi-Vocational

We are experiencing a national, trans-denominational revival of interest in planting new churches that are biblical, gospel-centered, healthy, growing, and reproducing. Our own church, the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, is taking part in this movement as we gear up to plant 100 churches in South Florida. But as we look at the landscape of church planting in North America it is clear that we have a critical problem with our methodology: the math simply doesn’t work. Read more >