Church Planting and Revitalization
Perhaps seminaries should offer a class in the exegesis of Aesop. Too often, pastors come to a new congregation and shoot off at a hare’s pace to turn the church around.
Church planting and church revitalizing share the same goal: to see a God-glorifying church established where it does not currently exist.
If you don’t want to be a reformer, you don’t want to be a pastor.
Like Paul, we should have a burden to revitalize churches that are in various stages of sickness. And we’ve got no shortage of those churches, especially in America.
On Sunday morning, August 19, 2001, I began corporate worship at First Baptist Church (FBC) Durham by calling on the members of the church to repent.
This book has a significant overarching weakness: pragmatism.
The Great Commission requires Christians to plant and cultivate healthy churches, says Mark Dever in this 2011 conference address.
Two founders of a bustling new church plant in the United Arab Emirates discuss how to create a culture for church planting, how to leave the sending church, and other lessons for new planters.
In order to have a church, you need Christians. So a planter . . . will need to be able to discern that there are people in his meeting who are genuinely converted.
We believe the most important question that should confront a new person attending any church is this: Where do you stand with God?
Our doctrine of church membership should take us close to a universal biblical constant, but formulating how it is lived out introduces all kinds of particular expressions.
If you’re in between pastors, do buy the book and give it to your church leaders.
I doubt whether this book is a biblically faithful and therefore helpful book for pastors. I’d be more inclined to recommend it to a friend in business than to a pastor.
A young pastor should consider several matters when considering when to initiate new structural or institutional changes in his church:
If a young pastor is thinking about initiating change, it’s important for his people trust him because: