Friday, September 03, 2010

OUR IDEA OF WHAT'S NECESSARY TO PLANT A CHURCH VS GOD'S IDEA OF WHAT'S NECESSARY

Our idea of what is essential for Missions and/or Church planting:

Finding a strong pastor and leadership team, raising enough money to rent or purchase a building and marketing the new church in the community.

God's idea of what is essential for Missions and/or Church planting:

"James, Peter and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do." - (Galatians 2:9-10)

"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ." – (1 Cor 12:12)

"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many." – (1 Cor 12:14)

"But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be." – (1 Cor 12:18)

"…on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." – (Matthew 16:18)

1 comment:

Traeshawn said...

Wow. Please keep going with these! It's very edifying and interesting to see what scripture actually says about certain things. Also, interesting to see how much scripture talks about taking care of the poor.