Tuesday, October 4, 2011

5 Ways Established Churches Should Think Like Plants

From the Gospel Coalition blog, 5 Ways Established Churches Should Think Like Plants by Brandon Levering. Here's the five points:
  1. Church plants clearly define their mission and keep it before them in everything they do.
  2. Church plants feel an acute sense of urgency to engage in evangelism.
  3. Church plants tend to better understand the culture they’re engaging.
  4. Church plants use a wider portion of the congregation in service.
  5. Church plants are more likely to think strategically about planting more churches.
Here's the question: what are you a part of? Would you consider it an established church or a church plant (secondary question: at what point does a plant become established)? And no matter which side of the fence you fall, do you agree with these characterizations?

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