Reflecting on the developments in the Middle East has set off another domino affect in me. Since I first told my father that I felt God drawing me into church planting at the age of 18, I have spent almost every waking moment thinking about and praying for the development of healthy churches. Ten years have passed and I find myself with a longer list of unresolved questions than solutions.
One of the observations I have made leads to many more questions: how one “plants church” is based on a large list of assumptions.
- What is the local church’s role in a community?
- How important is it to have a venue?
- What model of church is most biblical?
- What is the church?
The way we answer those questions is the way we’ll “plant church”.