Using Evangelism to Plant Churches


I had the most incredible day this past Monday (11 June), even though it was my 24th wedding anniversary, the Lord gave me an incredible gift. He allowed me to connect with a friend from one of my old work places whom I had not seen in well over a year. Chris is a very passionate man and intelligent and a seeker of truth and wisdom. We met over coffee and chatted for a few hours, and then two of his friends came along, Laura and Andrei. Very engaging and charming people. The conversation covered many things of the Kingdom, salvation and Jesus being the only means of salvation and grace. Wow it was incredible.

But even more so, is that the New Testament teaches the planting of churches through the conversion of new Christians, and not the taking of older mature ones from difference church fellowships, and then building a good nucleus, and then planting a church. I am being stretched and challenged as to this aspect of church planting. The question is, “what do you think?”

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About Sam Buick

A lover and disciple of Jesus Christ. Married to my best friend, Lori-Anne. Father to 3 incredible daughters, Carragh, Caitlin and Erinn, and sons-in-law Alex, and Stephen Davis. An avid reader, a Droid user, a Mac addict, a lover of footy ball and football (there is a difference), and hockey. Once a soldier. Once a youth worker. Once an ordained minister. Once a claims adjuster. Once a charismatic, now a cessationist. Once a just war advocate, now a pacifist. A disciple of Christ, 5 point classical Calvinist. There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ alone.
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One Response to Using Evangelism to Plant Churches

  1. Michaela says:

    As a person who wants to one day plant a church (not for myself but for the glory of God), I think that a church should come out of community. A church is not a building. A church is a body of believers who have grouped together to grow and explore and give God glory. So, a church comes out of love and fellowship. And “church planting” would come out of evangelism but also just being with fellow believers and enjoying the beauty and glory of God together. A building is just a building that will crumble and die later. But a church is a group of people who are citizens of heaven and will be with eachother for eternity.Well, that’s what I think. God bless and peace out!Michaela.

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