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.
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
By Bill Iverson. Shenandoah! In Virginia that’s a valley and a river – dramatic and breathtaking because of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In Miami it is a church – a rivulet in a vast plain of humanity waiting for the rains of heaven.
By D. Clair Davis. Then you can share the Gospel of the Lord’s free salvation without gears clashing in your heart. All you’ve learned about living out of Christ’s love will give you the why for sharing your faith. Sharing the Gospel still won’t be easy for you, but it won’t be a burden.
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.
By Faythe A. Dobbs. Promise, in one sense, is an agreement to do (or not do) something. Because of the cross and Christ’s work there, I can put my trust in Him.I agree to join in covenant relationship with Him. Promise, in another sense, means to give a basis for expectation. What can we expect as a result of the cross for our lives?
By Richard Pratt. God has invited us to build a case before Him in prayer. Instead of simply ask
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.
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.
By D. Clair Davis. By now, everywhere you go church bulletins say: “Ministers: every mem