Had an interesting discussion today with someone from CRM about church planting.
They used the analogy of a person who grew to the age of 19 or 20…and instead of leaving home, stayed there, comfortable and getting fat….at their parents expense. Is the church like this? Growing old and fat….and not having any children? Not growing old?
I look at my own denomination and I wonder where all the church plants have gone. Back in the ’80’s and even 90’s churches where being planted, my father started two himself!
Now…I struggle to think of a new church plant.
We need young leaders, young pioneers…we need old guys willing to give it a go.
We need churches who put aside their own fattening needs and plant churches.
I want to be in the church planting game. Thats scary…….We need to get our church to maturity, so we can start planting churches. If no one else will, we will…..and in inner city areas as well……
The greatest period of evangelism and growth through evangelism generally takes place during a church plant, the first few years. We need to do this…..
mmmm…I can feel God giving me some vision!