A Biblical Commitment to Planting Healthy, Reproducing Churches (Acts 13:1–4)

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Why does the church exist? Even if we can give the theologically correct question, what does it look like practically? The church exists, not for itself, but for mission—to carry out the mission that Jesus Christ gave to it. That mission is to embrace a biblical commitment to planting healthy, reproducing churches.

This sermon, based on Acts 13:1–4, was preached at the first session of the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.

The conference also featured messages from Sammy Leballo (Moletsane Baptist Church), Mario Maneville (Reformed Faith Mission Community Church), Conrad Mbewe (Kabwata Baptist Church), Tyrell Haag (Heritage Baptist Church), and Chris Woolley (Midrand Chapel).

Phil Hunt is a pastor at Kitwe Church in Kitwe, Zambia.

Mario Maneville - 6 September 2018

Helping Our Churches to Be More Outward Focused (1 Thessalonians 1:1–10)

Sola 5 Conference 2018

We live in an age in which God’s glory was must be driven through gospel-centred, Christ-centred, God-glorifying churches. For this to happen, the gospel must go to people in word, power and the Holy Spirit—and with full assurance. Our churches need to be more outward focused if this will happen, and three things are required for a church to be outward focused: The church must be gospel-drive, must have elders who are among people for their good, and must have elders that the church can imitate.

Scripture References: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

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The sermons in this series were preached at the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference hosted by BBC. The theme of the Conference was “Partnered to Plant,” and the messages focused on the need for churches to associate with one another in church planting and revitalisation efforts.

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