What is a Church? Some thoughts on what should define and characterize any local church.
As I reviewed Church planting issues articles, I find this mentioned often. The key issue here is that your church plant has leaders that are spiritual, Bible oriented and guided (working by Scripture principles), and mature. Unfortunately, this just begs the whole question of a church plant. We can easily take the leaders from some well-established church and transplant them, and we have a ready-made “church plant in a can”. Unfortunately, this sidesteps the whole question of church planting, which is to reproduce ourselves on 2 levels: 1) reproduce believers or evangelism, and 2) reproduce churches, which is church planting.
What is the Heart of Church Planting is an analysis of what church planting really is, and how it is very costly.
Our churches are declining and dying is a post on why our churches are declining and dying from a Fundamental Baptist perspective.