My fears of the multi-site church movement are not technological; they are principled.
What could centuries-old arguments have to do with cutting-edge conversations like the one we’re trying to have about multi-site churches?
Much in the multi-site movement assumes and depends upon modern communication, ease of travel, and technology.
Church structure may be secondary, but it remains important and a matter addressed in the Scriptures, which therefore requires Christian obedience.
When we researched multi-site churches we had a hard time pinpointing concerns with it because in all the reading we did we rarely came across two churches that do it the same way.
If you’re a pastor trying to obey Jesus by implementing church discipline, there are few books that will aid you the way Polity will.
Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.
Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.
The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.
Book Review: Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. by Thomas White, Jason G. Deusing, and Malcomb B. Yarnell, IIIReview by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 09.02.2002
Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.
With the variety of churches today, it would seem anything goes when it comes to the functioning of the church. But, is there actually a Biblical blueprint for church life? 9Marks discusses the book, Church Polity with the leaders of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.
In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.
If there is one part of the Church Planting Movement strategy that raises questions in my mind, it is the insistence on rapidity.