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The Chicken and Egg of Church Planting

Truth often exists in tension. One example is which comes first in church planting: evangelism or the church. The answer is both. Here’s why. Evangelism Precedes Church Planting J.D. Payne writes: “Biblical church planting is evangelism that results in new churches. There are many ways to plant churches; however, the model in the Scriptures is one that begins with evangelism and ends with those new churches following the Lord in obedience.” In other words, don’t start with a church...
Tags: Featured, Life, Church, Corinthians, PAUL, Lesslie Newbigin, J D Payne, Church Planting, Jesus John


Church planting in the Episcopal Church: part 3

by Aaron Klinefelter   In part 1 of this series we explored the cultural and institutional barriers to church planting in the Episcopal Church. In part 2 we delved into why churches undertake church planting in the first place and how these might or might not fit into the ethos of the Episcopal Church. In this third installment we look at the theology of mission and the importance of context     Church planting and missional theology How do we understand the mission of God, in which we partici...
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Missiology Before Ecclesiology? Not so Fast!

It’s become fashionable to say that we need to put our missiology (the mandate, mission, and message of the church) before our ecclesiology (our theology and practice of the church), and that Christology comes before both. In The Shaping of Things to Come, Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost write: Our Christology informs our missiology, which in turn determines our ecclesiology. If we get this the wrong way around and allow our notions of the church to qualify our sense of purpose and mission, we ca...
Tags: Life, Church, Jesus, Ed Stetzer, Alan Hirsch, Michael Frost, Lesslie Newbigin, Theology, Christology, Ecclesiology, Missiology, David Putman, Nathan Knight


Get 30 Volumes of Inspiration and Encouragement for Your Ministry

During October you can get incredible deals on a few dozen commentaries, ministry resources, and more. Nestled among them is a new collection assembled just for Pastor Appreciation Month: The Eerdmans Pastoral Resources Collection. Save 43% off this collection of 30 resources that will help you tackle tough challenges in ministry with a gospel-centered approach. This comprehensive collection covers topics like pastoral leadership, discipleship, marriage, how to enter or leave a congregation, hos...
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Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Nominal religious contexts do not mean the end of the church. Many American Southerners still possess a religious terminology that expresses they were saved at the age of 8, baptized at the age of 10, and are on the membership roll at the Crooked Creek Pentecostal Church or the Sugar Creek Methodist Church. Many of these individuals based their salvation on being moral, decent, and upstanding citizens, who love their families, their country, and even their God. Living in such a nominal religious...
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How to make your theoretical learning practical

Do you ever get the feeling that the things your learning are irrelevant, or that things you’ve known for a long time are just getting reinforced? It’s especially painful when you feel you’ve hit an academic rut in seminary. Perhaps then more than any time, you get the impression that you’re wasting your time. Few things have been as immobilizing for me as feeling like I’m wasting my time in my studies. Let me offer a few practical tips for reigniting your passion for learning. 1. Volunteer at c...
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Hobby Lobby case and what it indicates about America

By Michael Rivera (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons (http://goo.gl/vCK1SF) USA (MNN) -- Many were surprised Monday to hear the Supreme Court had sided with Hobby Lobby regarding the contraceptive mandate outlined in the health care reform. Lifeway research indicates that 43% of Americans strongly agree that employers should provide contraceptives for their employees, even if it goes against their religious beliefs. In many aren...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, America, United States, Jesus Christ, Lifeway, InterVarsity, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Greg Jao, Jao, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY SA, Michael Rivera, Lesslie Newbigin