If church revitalisation is like raising the dead (a difficult task by anyone’s standard—except Christ’s!), church planting is like giving birth (easier, perhaps, but still painful and labourious). Still, like childbirth, church planting can be difficult, messy, noisy, and worrying but it is worth it in the long run. In fact, the New Testament argues that there is something of a need for discomfort in church planting.
Scripture References: Acts 1:8
Sermons preached at the 2018 annual Sola 5 conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1 Corinthians 1:4-8