My friend, Matthew Wireman, has a post about the trendiness of church planting. He mentions his friend who had bought into the idea of church planting only to later retract his enthusiasm for it. Is it just a trend?
Here’s the rationale for my prediction that church planting will replace the parachurch as the primary evangelistic vehicle in America. Four reasons why church planting takes the best of parachurch strategies and reimplements them into the life of the local church: a. communities of faith: this is what the parachurch develops on campuses. People get […]
Charlie wrote: Christ came to build his church and that is what he charged his apostles to do, but i argue that what is being described as â€œthe churchâ€ is limited to to â€œthe local church/esâ€. i can only comment on my experience at louisville, but this parachurch of ccc has fueled many local churches […]
Thanks for the comments guys. I think there are tremendous advantages to the parachurch, but on the whole, the campus ministry variety is a dying class. But first, the good news. Here’s are some advantages of parachurch ministry: 1. Scope: Singular commitment to a particular vision that has the muscle to reach a larger scope.The […]
2 weeks ago i went to Colorado for Campus Crusade for Christ’s staff conference that happens every other year (does that make it biannual?). This is a big pep rally to get excited about CCC. While I was there, i found myself being more and more grateful that I am headed primarily into church ministry. […]
This is a question that I’ve been asked a lot lately. To be honest, I have no friggin’ clue. When I drive through the city on my way to Cleveland, I like it. It’s big. There’s lots of non-believers there. It’s a city. It’s close to grandparents. It’s close to Louisville. It has a river […]
My dad asked me the other day, “why plant a new church when so many churches already exist?” Great question. Tim Keller, one of my heroes, answers the question here: But the less spiritual answer would be this: so many churches are entrenched in turf wars and tradition and protectionism (which is not the sole […]