Yearly Archives: 1989

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Editorial

New church growth is a major part of the PCA’s strategy. But is it worth the energy, resources and sacrifice to plant churches? Given all the other factors in the PCA, that has to be a legitimate question to answer.

Beginning a New Chapter

By Sharon Kraemer. The Reads served on the Brazilian mission field for seventeen years, rearing their four children in both “the hinterland” and two large cities. From 1952-62 they were a part of the pioneer stage of church-planting in Brazil. Read was a counselor, youth director and rancher in addition to being an itinerant evan

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Covenant College and Seminary – A Story of God’s Providence

By Robert G. Rayburn. In God’s wonderful providence, although our bid was not the largest one received, the board of the insurance company decided to let us have it because we were an evangelical Presbyterian denomination which would fit into the Chattanooga community better than would the other proposed institutions. This confirmed for us the fact that the Lord had been guiding in the whole process of location of our growing school.

Easter Celebration ’89

Paul says that just as Jesus’ death had global ramifications so does His resurrection from the grave. Both the crucifixion and the resurrection are the highlights of Christ’s great redemptive drama enacted for our salvation. Both events remind us that Christianity is a missionary religion.

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The Church’s Vital Ministry

Unless the church is ministering the Word in the context of meeting people’s needs, the church is not really ministering effectively. If the church is not doing that, then the church is not growing.