Great Commission Christians?


Dr. Al Mohler has written a tremendous new article on his blog examining the need for church planting side by side with the need for young pastors to go into existing churches and lead them to growth and vitality. In an era when almost every young pastor I know wants to plant a church (and they should be commended for wanting to do so) Dr. Mohler’s words are significant indeed. If you would like to read the article, you can do so by clicking here.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He's Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he's a debtor to grace.

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  1. It seems to me – please note that part of this statement – that most pastors who want to plant churches really want to plant them because they want to escape the struggles of existing churches. Denominational ties are usually thin or severed, church government is changed to eliminate elected positions and even “business meetings” in general, and the pastor assumes nearly apostolic authority over that particular church.

    None of these seem to me to be good reasons to plant churches. I believe church plants need to be specifically directed of God, not just our invention of an easier way to get rid of the traditions that we don’t like.

    We’re euthanizing our 45 year old + church membership, one church plant at a time. Those folks aren’t going to change churches, and we’re stealing all the younger generation away from them with our church plants, thus condemning First Baptist to an extended period of doing nothing but what we accuse them of.

    I agree – there’s room for both. Let’s don’t forget everybody that already goes to church but is possibly stuck in some things that they don’t like.

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