Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Church Planting

Saw a humorous post on Facebook recently that read:

Steps every chuch planter should follow (based on popular practice)

1- choose a name
2- build a website
3 - keep a blog about planting a church with the intention of turning it into a book
4- be with people (this one is recommended but not required)

I decided to try my hand at summarizing the same process, Pauline style.

Steps Paul the Apostle followed for church planting:

1) Start tiny outposts in pagan places that haven't heard the gospel
2) Stay a short time, then encourage and challenge new apostolic ministries by writing periodic letters from jail
3) Which also means: Get arrested
4) Study scripture, write more letters, and nurture gospel-centered friendships until executed.

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